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Fire Severely Damages Home in Oak Park UPDATED

July 17th 2016

Fire Severely Damages Home in Oak Park, UPDATED (Crystal Proxmire, July 17, 2016) Oak Park, MI – There was a residential house fire in Oak Park on Sunday morning, but officials are not yet releasing information on what caused the fire or if occupants made it out okay that resulted in two adults being transported […]

Southfield Gets Temporary Restraining Order against Drilling

March 11th 2016

Southfield Gets Temporary Restraining Order against Drilling (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 12, 2016) Southfield, MI – Judge Michael Warren of the Oakland County Circuit Court has signed a temporary restraining order preventing Jordan Development “from commencing any activities or operations in connection with the MDEQ permit allowing drilling on the Word of Faith site.” Word […]

DEQ Approves Drilling Permit at Word of Faith in Southfield

March 8th 2016

DEQ Approves Drilling Permit at Word of Faith in Southfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2016) Southfield, MI –   Today, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality granted a permit to Jordan Development Co. LLC for rights to drill on a 1.5 acre parcel of a 40-acre piece of land leased from Word of Faith […]

Protesters Urge Word of Faith Church Not to Drill in Southfield (video)

January 17th 2016

Protesters Urge Word of Faith Church Not to Drill in Southfield (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 17, 2016) Southfield, MI – As hundreds of parishioners flocked to the Word of Faith Church at 9 Mile and Evergreen they drove past groups of protesters huddling in the cold, urging them not to move forward with plans […]

Two Vacant Building Fires under Investigation in Pontiac

January 3rd 2016

Two Vacant Building Fires under Investigation in Pontiac FROM DAY SHIFT: 1-2-2016, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 1-3-2016, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT: 15:39 hrs. – City of Pontiac – Structure Fire / OCSO Fire Investigations Unit Call-out – #16-798 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Cesar Chavez assist the Waterford Regional Fire Department […]

Southfield Opposes Drilling Permit

December 30th 2015

Southfield Opposes Drilling Permit (City of Southfield Press Release, Dec. 30, 2015) Southfield, MI – Recent media reports have resulted in questions about the City of Southfield’s position regarding oil and gas exploration.  These questions arose because Jordan Development filed an Application for drilling in the City on November 4, 2015.  This Company is an […]

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Fuel Tanker in Pontiac

June 23rd 2015

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Fuel Tanker in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., June 23, 2015)   SUNDAY JUNE 21, 2015 CITY OF PONTIAC The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies from the Pontiac Substation with the investigation of a serious injury crash on North Perry at Parkwood Avenue at 4:12 a.m. A 25 year old […]

Fracking Forum Coming to Ferndale April 23

April 16th 2013

The town hall for Ferndale is April 23 from 6-8pm at Ferndale City Hall, 300 E. 9 Mile Road. Future town halls will be held around Oakland County. For more information visit the Oakland County Water Resource Commission’s website at http://www.oakgov.com/water/Pages/default.aspx.

Coal Country Showing at Transition Ferndale Jan. 16

January 13th 2013

…plenty of coal-powered plants remain. You can see some of them just by driving up M-29 from Algonac to Port Huron, where the St. Clair River makes it easy to deliver coal by barge.

Mountaintop removal may not seem like a local problem. It is certainly not the same acute problem for us that it is for someone living in West Virginia. Since some of our electricity is coming from coal mined by that process, then mountaintop removal is our problem, too

Transition Ferndale Hosts Film Series on Resource Depletion

March 28th 2011

A new group called Transition Ferndale is seeking to raise awareness and create discussion about the problems society and the planet face as resources become more scarce. On the third Thursday of each of the coming months, Transition Ferndale will host a film and discussion night at the Ferndale Public Library (222 E. 9 Mile) beginning at 7pm.