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, October 5, 2012

Brian Marl, Mayoral Candidate for Saline City Council, Provides His Views On Oil Drilling

Like the Lodi Township Supervisor race, we emailed both of the candidates running to become Mayor of Saline. While we have yet to receive a response from Glenn Law, we did get this from Brian Marl:

As a policymaker, and a citizen, I take the preservation of our environment very seriously. I agree wholeheartedly that residents have the right to protect themselves and their families from companies that would ignore the potential environmental and public health impacts of their actions.

I believe that state and federal government should be actively involved on the issue of fracking, to ensure that our community is protected from possible threats to our long-term public health and to our precious natural resources. Community leaders at all levels should actively strive to be stewards of our environment. Throughout my time on City Council, I have kept an open mind in considering new ways for city government to conserve energy, and be more efficient. 

As a pragmatist, I understand the role of traditional drilling in today’s economy. That said, I do believe in rigorous, data-driven oversight by governmental entities, and I believe that companies must be responsible in considering the long-term impacts of all practices. 

Brian Marl

This information is provided so as to help you make an informed decision at the ballot box. We will attempt to contact Mr. Law again, so stay tuned.