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An oil and gas producer is suing the city of Dallas, which denied the company drilling rights to mineral interests it leased from the city.
In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Dallas County District Court, Trinity East Energy says the city took the company’s property “without just compensation” by leasing it tracts of land — and pocketing millions in bonus payments — before refusing to issue zoning permits in a move that Trinity East calls “arbitrary and capricious.”
“This is about a deal, plain and simple. We had a deal with the ...