Scio Township http://wemu.org en Former Department Of Environmental Quality Official To Talk About Risks Of Oil Drilling http://wemu.org/post/former-department-environmental-quality-official-talk-about-risks-oil-drilling <div>The environmental risks of oil and gas developments and local solutions will be discussed Tuesday night at a meeting at the Scio Township Hall. &nbsp;Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards are hosting the meeting which will include consultant and former Department of Environmental Quality official Chris Grobbel.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:32:10 +0000 Andrew Cluley 46096 at http://wemu.org Former Department Of Environmental Quality Official To Talk About Risks Of Oil Drilling Group Wants To Empower Scio Township Officials To Block Oil Drilling http://wemu.org/post/group-wants-empower-scio-township-officials-block-oil-drilling <div>The clock is already ticking for opponents of oil drilling in Scio Township. &nbsp;The <strong><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3311_4111_4231---,00.html" target="_blank">Michigan Department of Environmental Quality</a></strong> has until June 20th to respond to <strong><a href="http://www.westbayexploration.com/" target="_blank">West Bay Exploration</a></strong>'s application for a new well.</div><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:39:08 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45894 at http://wemu.org Group Wants To Empower Scio Township Officials To Block Oil Drilling Oil Drilling Critics Expected At Tonight's Scio Township Trustees Meeting http://wemu.org/post/oil-drilling-critics-expected-tonights-scio-township-trustees-meeting <div>Opponents of oil and natural gas drilling want to fill the <strong><a href="http://www.sciotownship.org/" target="_blank">Scio Township</a></strong> Hall for tonight's &nbsp;Board of Trustees meeting. &nbsp;The Township isn't expected to take any formal action, but <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/citizensforoilfreebackyards" target="_blank">Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards</a></strong> hope to have plenty of public comment. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:57:56 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45780 at http://wemu.org Oil Drilling Critics Expected At Tonight's Scio Township Trustees Meeting Issues of the Environment: Mineral Rights Leases and Gas and Oil Exploration in Scio Township http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-mineral-rights-leases-and-gas-and-oil-exploration-scio-township <p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147239454&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 1.5;">Overview</span></p><p><span style="font-family: monospace;">Scio Twp residents living near the intersection of Zeeb and Dexter-Ann Arbor roads have received inquiries about leasing the mineral rights on their property from Traverse City-based West Bay Exploration Company.</span><br style="font-family: monospace;" /> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:30:56 +0000 David Fair 45161 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Mineral Rights Leases and Gas and Oil Exploration in Scio Township Menards Coming To Scio Township http://wemu.org/post/menards-coming-scio-township <p>Scio Township is getting a boost to its local economy.</p><p></p><p></p><p>A new Menards store is being built on Jackson Road near Staebler and is expected to open next spring.</p><p>Scio Township Treasurer Donna Palmer says the large chain store will likely act as anchor and help attract more businesses to the area.<br /><br />"The big box stores often have other smaller businesses that surround them if they're in a shopping mall-type area," Palmer says, "so we'll see."</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:48:12 +0000 Taylor Pinson 45137 at http://wemu.org Menards Coming To Scio Township Scio Township Residents Learning More About Possible Oil Exploration In Their Community http://wemu.org/post/scio-township-residents-learning-more-about-possible-oil-exploration-their-community <p>Several hundred people learned more about oil exploration and mineral rights leases at<strong><a href="http://www.sciotownship.org/" target="_blank"> Scio Township</a></strong> Thursday night.&nbsp; Township officials held an informational meeting at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District facility on Wagner with a variety of experts because <strong><a href="http://www.westbayexploration.com/" target="_blank">West Bay Exploration</a></strong> has leases to explore about one-thousand acres in the township.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:28:53 +0000 Andrew Cluley 44934 at http://wemu.org Scio Township Residents Learning More About Possible Oil Exploration In Their Community Michigan League Of Conservation Voters Leery Of Drilling Plans http://wemu.org/post/michigan-league-conservation-voters-leery-drilling-plans <p>A Traverse City-based company's plans to drill for oil or natural gas in Scio Township is setting off alarm bells with the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Deputy Director Jack Schmidt says drilling operations bring with them problems like construction, trucks, and fumes and odors.</p><p>"The fact that this is occurring so close to potential residential areas, or could potentially be occurring close to residential areas is a concern," Schmidt says.<br /><br />Schmidt says if oil spills, it can cause problems for local waterways.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:33:25 +0000 Bob Eccles 44101 at http://wemu.org Michigan League Of Conservation Voters Leery Of Drilling Plans Company Considers Drilling West of Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/company-considers-drilling-west-ann-arbor <p>A Traverse City-based company is moving forward with plans to possibly drill for oil or natural gas in an area just west of Ann Arbor. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:11:23 +0000 Associated Press 44053 at http://wemu.org Company Considers Drilling West of Ann Arbor Issues of the Environment: Proposed Regulations To Help Remediate Pall-Gelman Dioxane Plume http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-proposed-regulations-help-remediate-pall-gelman-dioxane-plume <p></p><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139221307&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: monospace;">As Concerns About the Pall/Gelman Plume Linger, Rep. Jeff Irwin Pushes House Bill to Require the MDEQ to Align Contaminate Clean-up Standards with EPA Standards</span><br style="font-family: monospace;" /> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:57:25 +0000 David Fair 42696 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Proposed Regulations To Help Remediate Pall-Gelman Dioxane Plume Issues of the Environment: Pall Life Sciences Remediation http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-pall-life-sciences-remediation <p></p><p></p><p>Pall Life Sciences is&nbsp; leaving the Ann Arbor area this summer, prompting many to become concerned about the company's commitment to ongoing remediation of 1-4,&nbsp;Dioxane&nbsp;contamination.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:58:30 +0000 David Fair 31449 at http://wemu.org