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Skip to main navigation Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law Declaration of Policy - ECL Article 23
It is hereby declared to be in the public interest:
to regulate the development, production and utilization of natural resources of oil and gas in this state in such a manner as will prevent waste;
to authorize and to provide for the operation and development of oil and gas properties in such a manner that
a greater ultimate recovery of oil and gas may be had, and
that the correlative rights of all owners and the rights of all persons including landowners and the general public may be fully protected, and
to provide in similar fashion for the underground storage of gas, the solution mining of salt and geothermal, stratigraphic and brine disposal wells.