08/03/12 - 7:49am
Apache seismic exploration in Cook Inlet wanting private property owners’ cooperation by at North Pen. rec meeting were told if didn’t giver permission, another company maybe could. Development will be from Homer to Point Possession. Money from permanent fund are from sub-surface rights not from surface rights. Alaskans still have surface rights otherwise angle drill or use state, federal or borough land, etc. Private property (tax payers) own surface rights. Apache, largest land lease owners in the Cook Inlet. Alaskans aren’t anti-development, but worried now development is done.