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Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act Passes

by Elizabeth Alford on October 15, 2017

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson has been leading the fight to protect oil and gas production in the Allegheny National Forest. His efforts paid off last week when the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed HR 2316; The Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017.

“Federal courts have ruled that the U.S. Forest Service does not hold the legal authority to further regulate accessing oil and gas in the Allegheny National Forest. This legislation will prevent future lawsuits that impede oil and gas production and will ensure that individuals with sub-surface rights can access their property.”  - Rep. Glenn Thompson

The bill amends the Mineral Leasing Act and Energy Policy Act of 1992 to repeal provisions related to the Allegheny National Forest.  Thompson said this legislation will prevent future lawsuits that impede oil and gas production and will ensure that individuals with sub-surface rights can access their property.

Read more at thompson.house.gov

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