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POW: New Environmental Organization Formed

June 24th 2013

POW: New Environmental Organization Formed (POW press release, June 24, 2013) A new, not-for-profit organization has been formed in Oakland County by Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, and others, to provide educational programs and events supporting protection and preservation of our natural water resources. The organization is based in Waterford, and is applying for 501(c)(3) […]

The Great Fracking Debate in Oakland County (video)

March 5th 2013

The discussion took place in West Bloomfield Township, a community that passed a moratorium on fracking last year after Township Supervisor Michele Economou Ureste sat in on a land auction where rights to Michigan’s resources were bid out to oil and gas companies.

With some of the land being in Oakland County, municipal and county officials like Economou Ureste had concerns about the potential for fracking so close to home. Northern Oakland County has several lakes…

Fracking Discussion Feb. 27

February 25th 2013

Jim Nash, the new Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, announces the first in a series of town hall meetings around the county. These meetings will focus on the impact of new state-issued oil and natural gas drilling leases in Oakland County.