Publication Title

Natural Resources Journal


coal leases, fprfeiture, Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920

Document Type



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.



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