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Who owns them?

January 6, 2013

Who owns the State forest lands in our state? It isn’t the governor, DEP, DCNR or another state entity, it is th residents of our state....

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Jan-07-13 5:45 PM

Who owns them? I've run across many a DCNR employee that acts like they own the property. McIntyre Road (a left off Rock Run) was closed for a while because it went into the wild area. Several hundred signed a petition to have it re-opened. It didn't make sense loosing access to an area that had been open for years, especially when the gas industry can go wherever they want to. I'm already seeing a pattern. Some existing roads have been closed off after the gas industry pulls out of the area. A fresh gate blocks access for everybody. DCNR claims it's due to liability because of the new wells. I guess that answers our question doesn't it?

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Jan-06-13 3:38 PM

Thank you very much Mr.Cohick for a great letter.I also agree 100% with your letter.Anadarko Petroleum Corporation needs to clean up the mess they made with all the plastic flags(trash)and get the"H" out of the area up there period.KEEP IT WILD !

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Jan-06-13 9:30 AM

The mineral rights owner owns them. The surface owner has no rights. Strange as that sounds, that is the way it works. I asked my representative about split estates three years ago and to the best of my knowledge nothing has changed.

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Jan-06-13 9:23 AM

Who ones it ... ? The one with the most money.

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Jan-06-13 8:14 AM

I have been going too Pince Creek since 1960 to and its just not the same, retired and move too Florida but miss the mountains but love the ocean and when I do come up and head for the Pine Creek Valley and the mountains all I run into is trucks, Drillers,pipelines everything just change. Who would ever think Damm Run road would be paved and up on top on Peter it,s a industrial site and above Waterville it.s a shame!

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Jan-06-13 7:46 AM

I agree 100%. I work in the gas industry, but I am opposed to drilling on state land. If land owners want to drill on their own land that is their choice. I see no reason to drill in rock run. I have spent lots of time up there, and as I get older I enjoy taking my boy up there.

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