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

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Costs Of Fracking

A new report from Environment Texas questions one aspect of fracking that rarely comes under scrutiny: its supposed economic benefit.  In addition to other economic costs including decreased property values, increased road repairs, the report mentions $270,000 per day in additional health care costs.  For the full report please see New Report On The Costs Of Fracking.

Paxton Resources has not ruled out fracking in Washtenaw County.  If you have signed a lease with them you  might want to think twice about it.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fracking, Just Around the Corner, Up US-12

A permit application has been submitted by "CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC" to begin hydraulic fracturing a well in Adams Township, in Hillsdale County. That is about 40 minutes southwest from the City of Saline.

The application is for a new 6000' deep well, and it clearly states that "the well may be completed using hydraulic fracturing." The application document is here MDEQ Well Permit Applications 09/10 - 09/14.

If you're not happy with the idea of hydraulic fracturing around your wells, lakes, streams, or those of your neighbors, we suggest dropping a line to your local legislators. If you need help figuring out who to contact, let us know by contacting us..

Will Paxton Resouces frack in our area? They won't rule it out...

Paxton Resources Says They Cannot Rule Out Fracking In Washtenaw County