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

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan Webcast March 5

The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute invites you to take part in an important conversation concerning hydraulic fracturing in the State of Michigan, with a key opportunity to do so via the Internet on March 5, 2013.  For more information and to sign up please visit Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan  Pre-registration is required.

Because a critical aspect of the IA process involves engaging with a wide range of decision makers and stakeholders, the university invites you to join us for this conversation via a LIVE WEBCAST on March 5, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (with pre-registration required, please). Not only will you be able to watch the meeting online as it's happening from the comfort of your personal computer, but you'll also have the opportunity to submit questions and comments to a moderator in real time during the event. Please see details below, and spread the word.

Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan: Integrated Assessment Overview & Discussion

Tuesday, March 5, 1:30-3:30PM


1:30-1:40 Welcome and introduction, John Callewaert, Graham Institute
1:40-1:50 Opening remarks, Bill Rustem, Director of Strategic Policy, Governor's Office
1:50-2:00 Brief overview of process and timeline, John Callewaert, Graham Institute
2:00-2:45 Panel presentation and discussion with the U-M faculty members who are leading the preparation of 7 technical reports on the following topics:
  • TECHNOLOGY: Johannes Schwank, Chemical Engineering; John Wilson, Energy Institute
  • GEOLOGY/HYDRODYNAMICS: Brian Ellis, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • HUMAN HEALTH: Nil Basu, School of Public Health
  • ENVIRONMENT/ECOLOGY: Allen Burton, School of Natural Resources & Environment (SNRE); Knute Nadelhoffer, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • POLICY/LAW: Sara Gosman, Law School
  • ECONOMICS: Roland Zullo, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy
  • SOCIAL/PUBLIC PERCEPTION: Andy Hoffman and Kim Wolske, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
2:45-3:15 Facilitated Q & A with panel (participants will be able to submit questions via the live stream web page)
3:15-3:30 Closing remarks and next steps
To receive access to the live stream, please REGISTER by March 1, 2013.
If you have any questions about this event or project, please contact John Callewaert, Graham Institute Integrated Assessment Program Director at (734) 615-3752 or jcallew@umich.edu.

Related Links:
Graham Institute's Integrated Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan
Project Press Release

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Adrian Michigan Oil Forum Discusses Environmental Health Issues

A meeting was held on Monday Feb. 11 in Adrian, Michigan to discuss an oil processing plant that is proposed for Heritage Park in Adrian, Michigan. To see a full summary of the meeting please visit Adrian Michigan Oil Forum Discusses Environemental and Health Issues 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Possible Oil Processing Plant in Adrian, Michigan?

There will be a meeting at 7pm on Monday Feb. 11, 2013 in Adrian to discuss a possible oil processing plant in Heritage Park.  The proposed location is close to homes and playgrounds.    Please see the attached flyer for more details and for the location of the event.

Adrian Michigan Oil Processing Plant Flyer