Oil, Gas Groups' Suit Over Drilling In Pa. Nat'l Forest Tossed

Law360, Philadelphia (February 25, 2014, 1:56 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday put an end to a lawsuit brought by two oil and gas industry groups that challenged restrictions on drilling in a national forest, concluding that the U.S. Forest Service had already put the contested provisions on hold.

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak concluded that the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association’s attack on the 2007 rules governing drilling in Allegheny National Forest was moot because the USFS had backed away from putting them into effect.

“The court concludes that no justiciable...
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PENNSYLVANIA OIL & GAS ASSOCIATION et al v. UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE et al


Case Number

1:08-cv-00162

Court

Pennsylvania Western

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Mark R. Hornak

Date Filed

May 27, 2008

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