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
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Glenn Law, Mayoral Candidate for City of Saline, on Oil and Gas Development in the Saline Michigan Area
We apologize - Glenn did respond back in August, and we simply misplaced the email (!). We apologize profusely! Mr. Law had this response to our inquiry:
I am strongly opposed to any effort to drill for oil or gas here or anywhere in the state without first checking all of the safety aspects of such procedures. Even then after all safety steps have been addressed (health wise and environmentally) I would only support it on a limited basis. Our wells and water are one of our very important and vital natural resources. Michigan takes pride in being home to the greatest concentration of fresh water in the world. We should take every step possible to protect it. On the other side of the coin I pride myself during the years I was on city council of making sure all sides of an issue were heard. I make no exception here. I want to hear what your group and the "opposing" group have to say about the matter. It is only fair and right that all voices are heard. How else can elected officals make a proper and sound decision. As mayor I would continue to oppose such measures until all safety aspects have been addressed. I hope this helps you and members of your group understand where I stand. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to call me or e-mail me.
So, there it is, folks - compare with Mr. Marl's response, and the choice is yours!