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, October 15, 2012

Elaine Masters, Lodi Township Clerk, Allows Testing on Her Property...What's the Problem?

Seismic testing vehicles herald seismic testing (for oil) beneath Lodi Township. This photo was taken at Pleasant Lake and Alber in the last week. 30 miles west of here, another oil company (Continental Resources) is planning to put in a well using hydraulic fracturing(fracking) technology and has applied to the State for a permit to doso. Even if no oil is found in our area, most leases state that drywells (test holes and exhausted wells) can be used for toxic wastedumps - that includes the fracking fluid that is recovered from otherwells. Are we willing to be a dumping ground for others who are earning $$ from this industry? Is this preserving the quality of life in Lodi Township?