Sonda v. West Virginia Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

ELR Citation: 54 ELR 20017
No(s). 22-2271 (4th Cir. Jan 31, 2024)

The Fourth Circuit reversed a district court order abstaining from ruling on constitutional claims brought by mineral interest owners challenging amendments to West Virginia's oil and gas conservation law. Plaintiffs argued the amendments, which for the first time authorized "unitization of interest...

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