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In boost for environmental rights, Supreme Court rules drilling revenue from state forests must be used for conservation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation has been fighting for years to keep hundreds of millions of dollars generated by oil and gas leases in state forests from going into the state’s general fund.

By Rachel McDevitt

Gas drilling firms defeat Pennsylvania’s anti-trust lawsuit

Pennsylvania’s highest court has delivered a victory for natural gas exploration firms, ruling that the state attorney general’s office doesn’t have authority under state law to sue them on anti-trust grounds over their mineral rights-leasing practices.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press