We, Nopaxton.com, are a growing group of Lodi and Saline residents that are concerned about the impact that oil and gas drilling and associated operations may have on our land and environment. Those who live here appreciate the natural beauty, clean water and air, and relative peace and quiet, and want to keep it that way. Based on substantial freely and publicly available information, it is clear that exploitation of oil, gas, and other mineral resources under our land may result in a variety of unintended, unwelcome side-effects, and we do not intend to allow that to happen.

If you live in Lodi or Saline and have been approached by a company calling itself Paxton Resources, or are concerned about potential side-effects of oil and gas drilling on your or your neighbors properties and want to learn more, please contact us at: nopaxton at gmail dot com

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's been done for many years before, so it's safe....please sign here...

One of the "defenses" of these oil/gas operation that has been passed around is that the techniques have been used for many years - since the 40s, and there hasn't been a problem. A little research online reveals that there are differences between the older techniques and those being used (in many cases) today -- that is, a difference between hydraulic fracturing and "slick water" or "high volume" hydraulic fracturing. For a comparison, check out this quick-sheet from some folks in New York who are facing drilling in their area:

High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

Obviously, there are some differences between MI and NY in terms of the laws and how the technology might or might not be applied. The point here, however, is that the argument that what was done a long time ago is the same as what is being done today in the name of "fracking" is simply not true.

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