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 31, 2012


We at No Paxton are excited to pass along the following from Mark, one of the folks that has been impacted by the continuing problems caused by oil and gas exploration and drilling within our township. We heavily encourage those concerned to turn out and vote for Mark, as he's been a champion of protecting your rights and would make a fine Trustee!


Greetings, fellow Lodi Township residents!

While it is unfortunate that Byron Staebler, one of our trustees for Lodi Township has passed away, I thought that perhaps this would be an opportunity to help our residents, especially in light of recent events with Paxton and other corporations moving in on our land and drilling.

I am running as a write-in candidate for Township Trustee, to fill Mr. Staebler's vacancy. I am doing this, not just because of Paxton oil, but to help benefit our residents, and help take the side of the resident and taxpayer, rather than allow corporations to control our future in the township. In other words, I'm not a one-issue candidate. I want to live here in Lodi Township for as long as I can and make it one of the best places to live...anywhere. I DO want to also having a thriving economy in our township, but I want to do the right thing as well.

There are four other write-in candidates besides myself: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/clerk_register/elections/2012-elections/november-6-2012-general-election-unofficial-city-township-candidates

I hope to make myself available to all of you to represent the township and your interests. I am NOT aligning myself with a particular political party yet, as I see no benefit to do so at the moment.

My goals are:
1) To do what's best for our residents and preserving their homes, their land, and living conditions.
2) To take the side of the residents when business or corporations act or attempt to act to defeat Goal #1.
3) To do what is fair for both residents and businesses when it is a"win/win" for all.

I will do my best to serve and it's all I can do.

Personally, I am currently a real estate agent and Realtor with Elias Realty in Livonia. While my office is based in Livonia, I also work out of my home office (in my house here in Lodi Township) and I specialize in selling and buying homes for residents here in this area of Washtenaw County. I've lived here 10 years, I'm married and have two children here in the Saline school system. But as a real estate agent, I am VERY sensitive to the things that go on in our township and the area. So the activities of Paxton Oil concern me greatly in more ways than one.

I enjoy debate and I usually think of myself as having an open mind, so if you wish to discuss issues with me, I'm all ears. I may have an opinion that could be different than yours, but I want to listen to your opinions to mostly understand you so we can work together.

If you have questions, please call me (my cell is  734-369-7419) and I have several email addresses, but the best one to reach me on is mark.druckmiller@gmail.com.

Thank you and I hope to have your support on Election Day.

Mark Druckmiller
7590 Dell Road
Saline, MI 48176
 734-369-7419 (cell)
 734-944-0890 (home)