William H. Rodgers, Jr., Comment on the Coal Lease Forfeiture Decision: The Hypothetical Case of United States v. Peabody Coal Co., 15 Nat. Resources J. 257 (1975), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/273
Natural Resources Journal
coal leases, fprfeiture, Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920
This Comment will (1) summarize the antitrust litigation that put Peabody in jeopardy of losing its leases under section 27 of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920, and (2) criticize the decision of the Justice Department to forego a test case, thus drastically narrowing by administrative fiat the coal lease forfeiture provisions of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act.