An environmental advocacy group sued Gov. Corbett on Tuesday to get Pennsylvania's state government to stop using money from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling in publicly owned forests for anything besides improving the public lands.
The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation lawsuit also singles out decisions made under Corbett's predecessor, Ed Rendell, whose administration also diverted money from the Oil and Gas Lease Fund for the state's general expenditures. The suit was filed in Commonwealth Court.
A spokesman for Corbett said Tuesday that administration officials were confident all expenditures of that money complied with state law.