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Energy Exploration in Pennsylvania Emerges Victorious

William Perry Pendley September 20, 2011 - DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania celebrated today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia that affirmed a ruling by a Pennsylvania federal district court ( Minard Run Oil Company v. United States Forest Service...

Hold U.S. Forest Service in Contempt, Energy Group Urges

DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania on Dec. 21 filed post-hearing documents urging a federal district court to hold the U.S. Forest Service in contempt of the district court's December 2009 ruling requiring it to process oil and gas lease development proposals in accordance with that ruling...

Montana Supreme Court Briefed on Energy Case Appeal

DENVER - A Montana voluntary, nonprofit trade association of oil and natural gas producers, gathering and pipeline companies, petroleum refineries, and service providers and consultants that seeks to maintain a favorable climate for the petroleum industry on Jan. 23 filed its response to an appeal to...

Free Download: Miners Sue Salazar, Alleging Illegal Million-Acre Land Lockup

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members on March 6 filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal district court against the Obama Administration for its lock-up of a million acres of federal land in northern Arizona ( Northwest...

Pennsylvania Energy Operators Argue Energy Exploration Merits Permanent Relief

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania, after a victory before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia in September 2011, on March 5 urged a Pennsylvania federal district court to issue a final ruling in their lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service...

Feds Ignore Law, Court Rulings In Pennsylvania, Legal Foundation Asserts

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania, after a victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in September 2011, on March 15 urged a Pennsylvania federal district court to ignore a brief filed by federal lawyers and to issue a final ruling in their lawsuit...

U.S. Forest Service Not In Contempt, Pennsylvania Federal Judge Rules

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A Pennsylvania federal district court on March 23 denied a motion by energy operators in Pennsylvania to hold the U.S. Forest Service in contempt of the district court's December 2009 ruling that requires the agency to process oil and gas lease development proposals...

Environmental Groups Ignore Rulings In Pennsylvania Energy Case, Legal Foundation Asserts

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania, after a victory before the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia in September 2011, which affirmed the December 2009 ruling of a Pennsylvania federal district court regarding the property rights of oil and gas operators...

Montana Supreme Court Hears Energy Case Appeal

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A Montana voluntary, nonprofit trade association of oil and natural gas producers, gathering and pipeline companies, petroleum refineries, and service providers and consultants that seeks to maintain a favorable climate for the petroleum industry appeared April 4...

Energy Operators Contend Environmental Groups are Wrong in Pennsylvania Energy Case

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania, after a victory before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia in September 2011, which affirmed the December 2009 ruling of a Pennsylvania federal district court regarding the property rights of oil and gas...

Alaska Miners Seek Court Ordered Return Of Valuable Claims

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - Three Alaska miners who sued U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar among others in Alaska federal district court after their claims were declared null and void by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on May 21 urged the court to grant them summary judgment ( Mullikin...

Western Legal Group Argues Energy Case in Pennsylvania Court

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania, after a victory before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia in September 2011( Minard Run Oil Company v. United States Forest Service , No. 10-1265, 3rd Cir. [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Montana Supreme Court Upholds Victory For Petroleum Industry

By William Perry Pendley DENVER- A Montana voluntary, nonprofit trade association of oil and natural gas producers, gathering and pipeline outfits, petroleum refineries, and service providers and consultants that seeks to maintain a favorable climate for the petroleum industry on June 19 celebrated...

Western Legal Group Wins Property Rights Ruling in Pennsylvania Court

DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania, after winning at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia in September 2011, which upheld a December 2009 ruling by a Pennsylvania federal district court regarding the property rights of oil and gas operators, on Sept. 6 celebrated the...

Western Group: U.S. Supreme Court Must Hear Mining Case

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members on Oct. 5 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to hear a ruling by a badly fractured en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Northwest Mining...

California Miner Appeals Denial of Attorneys' Fees

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A California miner who won the right to engage in placer mining on his claim in the mountains of northern California after a February 2007 ruling by the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) on Jan. 24 appealed the ruling of a California federal district court that...

Court Rebuffs Miners: Withdrawal Law Constitutional

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - An Arizona federal district court on March 20 rejected arguments by a 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members that had argued that a federal law, which was used to lock-up a million acres of federal land in northwestern...

California Energy Group Defends Oil and Gas Leasing

DENVER - A California nonprofit, non-partisan trade association that represents some 450 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies on Juje 25 filed its brief with a California federal district court defending federal oil and gas leasing in the nation’s...