Industry Can Intervene In Forest Drilling Suit: Court

Law360, New York (April 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has agreed to allow two groups affiliated with Pennsylvania's oil and gas industry to intervene in a suit alleging the U.S. Forest Service failed to assess potential environmental impact before allowing companies to proceed with drilling projects in the Allegheny National Forest.

In an opinion signed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Judge Sean J. McLaughlin granted a motion to intervene filed by the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association and the Allegheny Forest Alliance, ruling that the...
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