DRBC Sued for Allowing Gas Drilling Prior to Moratorium

Two conservation groups are suing the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) for allowing natural gas development in the watershed prior to a moratorium instituted last year. The plaintiffs have asked the court to have the drilled wells removed, “and the sites cleaned up and restored to natural conditions.”

February 4, 2011

First Nation Chiefs Threaten to Cancel Gas Leases Without Royalty Payments

Canada’s Stoney First Nation chiefs threatened Tuesday to stop renewing leases for oil and gas companies that operate on their lands unless a Canadian agency collects from the companies more than C$10 million (US$6.4 million) they allege their tribes are owed in royalties. The gas-rich fields located on the Stoney lands include Shell Canada’s Jumping Pound field and the Wildcat Hills field of Petro-Canada. Both companies said Tuesday they would pay their share of royalties, but want the government to resolve the issue.

May 6, 2002