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Anadarko plan faulted

DCNR: Drilling company only owns half of minerals

October 27, 2013

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will not approve Anadarko’s recently released Loyalsock State Forest Development Plan as is because Anadarko does not own the entirety of the......

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Oct-27-13 11:44 PM

That is possible for sure

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Oct-27-13 7:31 PM

rick424: The DCNR (and PGC) probably never had the mineral rights to many of the parcels they got from mining and timber companies.

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Oct-27-13 10:46 AM

Funny how big business decides what it wants to do on public land. it would be interesting to see who and why the mineral rights were sold in the first place. Let this be a warning to those who have split estates. The surface owner has no rights, even though they pay all the taxes.

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Oct-27-13 9:48 AM

All Anadarko has to do is, walk away from this area, come back in ten years, after the industry improves it's methods, and we'll talk about it then. The gas isn't going anywhere. TAKE A HIKE !!

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Oct-27-13 8:18 AM

"This case illuminates the direct clashing of two concepts: protecting a company's competitive edge versus providing information that may be in the public's interest." Competitive edge - really, how so? Why is keeping secret where they plan to drill and what surface areas they want to disturb a "competitive edge"? Who's competing with them on that? And "may be in the public's interest" - "may be"? Of course it is in the public's interest to know how their forest is going to be invaded. There is no parity between Anadarko's "competitive edge" and the "public's interest" in a state forest. The right decision should prioritize the public's interest and keep the drilling out of there.

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Oct-27-13 7:58 AM

Since the site will not let me agree with Francine, I will here.

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