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51 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 275 (2018-2019)
A Big Bend in Jurisdiction: Preserving the Environment and Addressing the Basis of a Claim through Sequential Jurisdiction

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   A BIG  BEND IN JURISDICTION: PRESERVING
   THE   ENVIRONMENT AND ADDRESSING THE
   BASIS   OF  A  CLAIM THROUGH SEQUENTIAL
                     JURISDICTION

                        Hannah Putnam*

I. THE GREENBELT: TIGHTENING UP LITIGATION AND FOCUSING ON
   THE BASIS OF A CLAIM   ........................................ 275
II. THE DENSE EVERGREENS: INFORMATION ON PRIMARY
   JURISDICTION AND OIL AND GAS  ...................  ......... 276
   A.  The Ancient Pyramids: The History of the Oil and Gas Industry
       in Texas      ........................................ 277
   B.  Saving the Rainforest: Preventing Waste in Oil and Gas
       Operations......................           ................ 277
   C.  Navigating Mount Everest: Figuring Out Where to Fix the
       Problem...........................           ............. 279
   D.  Old Faithful of the Lone Star State: The Railroad Commission
       of Texas      ........................................ 279
III. THE GREAT BARRIER (REEF): THE CURRENT SYSTEM FOR
   CONTAMINATION  CLAIMS   ...................................... 281
   A.  Addressing the Badlands Associated with Primary
       Jurisdiction                    ...................................... 281
   B.  The Great Divide: Both Sides of Specialized Courts .... ..... 284
   C.  Remember the Alamo but Forget About Primary Jurisdiction .... 288
       1. House Bill 2881    .......................... ...... 288
       2. Forest Oil ....................................  292
   D.  The Rebels: Mississippi's Frontier with Primary Jurisdiction .... 294
   E.  The French Quarter's Take on Primary Jurisdiction .................. 296
IV. CLEARING THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: FINDING A SOLUTION
   THROUGH  SEQUENTIAL JURISDICTION      ................... ..... 299
V. AT THE END OF ROUTE 66: A BRIEF CONCLUSION .......      ........ 303

  I. THE GREENBELT: TIGHTENING UP LITIGATION AND FOCUSING ON THE
                       BASIS OF A CLAIM

    The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual
interest; it is the one thing all of us share.' This proposition rings especially
true in light of the oil and gas exploration that has inundated the South

    * J.D. Candidate, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2019.
    1. LADYBIRD JOHNSON, http://www.ladybirdjohnson.org (last visited Dec. 30, 2018).


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