Mountain States Legal Foundation Goes Public
that it is the Legal Entity Suing on Behalf of Pennsylvania Oil
and Gas Producers
Mountain States Legal Foundation went public in midsummer that it is actually the organization that has taken the case of the Minard Run Oil Company and the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association to challenge the sweetheart settlement with environmental groups by the U.S. Forest Service agreeing to require production-killing NEPA analysis for gas and oil production on retained mineral rights on land in the Allegheny National Forest. The National Forest is within the oil-producing region that is the birthplace of oil production in the United States, long before the oil industry sold much of their land there to the Forest Service in 1923. Please see PRFA's New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, Spring 2009, for more complete information.