Georgia Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Fall 1984), pp. 31-69


This article investigates the questions that have dominated the political debate over state and local taxation of natural resources in the federal system. It seeks to identify areas of consensus, clarify points of disagreement, and examine proposals that could provide a basis for reconciling the competing concerns. Part I briefly considers the issues as they arise within the framework of the individual state. Part II addresses interstate and interregional conflict. Part III turns to the dialogue over the role, if any, that the federal government should play in mediating the disputes.