Conservation Easement Held To Bar Natural Gas Wells In Pennsylvania Federal Court

Conservation Easement Held To Bar Natural Gas Wells In Pennsylvania Federal Court

SCRANTON, Pa. - A conservation group seeking to enforce a conservation easement and prevent surface activities to extract natural gas from the Marcellus shale was granted summary judgment on Aug. 27 in a declaratory judgment action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Stockport Mountain Corp. v. Norcross Wildlife Foundation Inc., No. 11-514, M.D. Pa.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121321).

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