MINES AND MINING
OIL AND GAS LEASES ON STATE AND SCHOOL LANDS
47-811. Cooperative development of oil and gas lands. The state board of land commissioners is authorized to join on behalf of the state of Idaho in cooperative or unit plans of development or operation on oil and gas pools with the United States government and its lessees or permittees and with others in such form as may be acceptable to it to modify or amend the same from time to time as in its judgment it may deem advisable, to consent to and approve the designated participating area and any extension or contraction thereof and to do all acts and things which it considers necessary or advisable to make operative such unit plan or plans; and for such purposes the board is hereby authorized with the consent of its lessees to modify and change any and all terms of leases issued by it to facilitate the efficient and economical production of oil or gas from the lands under its jurisdiction; provided, however, that said board shall not use or contract to use funds under its control for the purpose of drilling or otherwise paying the cost of development of oil and gas.
[47-811, added 1949, ch. 128, sec. 7, p. 226.]