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

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lodi Township Needs to Stand Up

Over the past few months, neighbors have been approaching the Lodi Township Board of Trustees about the potential threats and problems related to oil and gas exploration activities in the area. Initially,  the Board's reaction was that we are all protected, as this activity was subject to regulation under their current mining ordinances.

Given the special nature of the oil and gas activities, and the current State statute that directly tries to take the ability to regulate out of the hands of the municipalities, this is likely not the case, as Supervisor Godek admits in the attached mailing -- see  Lodi Township March 2012 Newsletter to read.  For best viewing click on Full Screen.

Unfortunately, the Supervisor seems to say that there is no hope in terms of regulating these activities. We respectfully disagree, and communities around the county are showing that they will and can protect the local population and environment though State law would seem to try to restrict them otherwise. We would suggest that it is time for Lodi to pass an ordinance like the one that is on the books in the City of Ann Arbor, or in Middlefield, NY, or in Dryden, NY, or look to the County or specialized legal expertise for additional guidance and assistance. It is time for the Lodi leadership to stand up and protect us. It is time for the Lodi leadership to protect our well, our air, our roads, our homes, and our property. It is time for Lodi leadership to stand up and fight!

This issue is far more important then a few chickens in someone's backyard....     And if your dog is against oil drilling then this is for him/her:

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