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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 […]

Second Southfield Drilling Forum Scheduled Due to Massive Turnout

January 28th 2016

Second Southfield Drilling Forum Scheduled Due to Massive Turnout (Philip Lombard, Jan. 28, 2016) Southfield, MI – About 200 people attended a meeting at the Southfield Library Wednesday evening to discuss a planned exploration gas and oil well on the Word of Faith International Christian Center property, located at the corner of Nine Mile and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fire Extinguished at T & W Tool in Oak Park on Monday

June 9th 2015

Fire Extinguished at T & W Tool in Oak Park on Monday (C. Proxmire & Jaw Dropping Photography, June 9, 2015) The pretty blue sky over Oak Park filled with dark gray smoke Monday afternoon when a fire at T & W Tool in Oak Park.  At around 2pm Oak Park Public Safety arrived to […]

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

Let the Fracking Begin:

July 2nd 2012

The State of Michigan has opened up leases for land to be used for gas and mineral rights, including areas in North Oakland County. The leases do not permit above-ground development, but leaseholders could access gas through sideways drilling or fracking. Oakland County Commissioners Craig Covey, D-Ferndale, and Jim Nash, D-Farmington Hills, have been pushing for the Commission to request a temporary moratorium on fracking in Oakland County until more research can be done on the effects.

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.