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July 9, 2013

You hear a lot of talk about the Allegheny National Forest, like what the Forest Service should do or not do to balance the pressures of conservation, preservation and resource production....

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garypayton

Jul-09-13 1:24 PM

"oil and gas companies have also pitched in to help locate and remove old production equipment and supplies"

I don't believe this statement is true. The resource extraction industry acts only when compliance is mandated and forced to clean up. The forest is a mess of industrial waste.

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Lifelongresident

Jul-10-13 8:00 AM

I have hiked and hunted through several areas of the ANF and there is rusty old old equipment in a lot of places. I just don't understand this, they own the sub-surface rights, what gives them the right to leave this trash in the forest?

I would think the owners of sub surface property should have to always keep the surface as clean as possible meaning getting rid of all this abandoned equipment. When the vegetation is all grown up around a flat bed trailer that has not been moved for at least 30 years I think the forest service should remove the equipment and charge a huge fee to the sub-surface owners.

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Lifelongresident

Jul-10-13 10:27 AM

For the lurker that disagreed. Please come forward and explain to me why the sub-surface owners should be allowed to leave JUNK in the National Forest. Thank you.

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garypayton

Jul-11-13 4:43 PM

There are places in the ANF where I used to hunt where you can't walk 100 yards in any direction without coming across an eroding road, rusty and broken metal, plastic sheeting and barrels, weird sludge pits, and dead flora and fauna. The forest belongs to the public, but the extraction industry is legally permitted to trash it. Oh, and don't get caught looking at any of their gear up there. I and others have been threatened with bodily harm by some of the good old boy "operators" up there. They own the land, not the public.

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