Specializing in Mineral and Property Law



  • Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order in January which reinstated a moratorium on new oil and gas leases in state forests and parks. Wolf’s predecessor, Tom Corbett, had previously modified this moratorium to allow oil and gas companies to pool the minerals from beneath the state’s forests and parks, so long as the […]

  • Marcellus Shale gas is cheaper and more abundant than gas from any other region. Gas production from this region has grown exponentially over the last decade, and continues to climb today. While some operators have shied away from the Marcellus Shale region, this huge leap in production is providing opportunities for innovation to lessen the […]

  • Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking,” has been going on in the United States since 1949. Hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. has never been responsible for contaminating drinking water, and the only harm to ever come from a fracking operation has been the result of faulty well installations. After more than 65 years and a […]