Coming Soon: Penn. Legislation On Forced Pooling

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 2:37 PM EST) -- Forced pooling is often controversial, particularly when it impacts landowners who have elected not to lease their mineral rights. Pennsylvania is no exception and indeed, has seen significant controversy in recent months over forced pooling even where landowners have leased their mineral rights. However, until recently, forced pooling of unleased parcels remained largely untested in Pennsylvania, particularly with the advent of modern shale development. A recent decision from the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board ("PAEHB") promises to put forced pooling back into the spotlight and raise the...
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