Environment
10:30 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Issues of the Environment: Mineral Rights Leases and Gas and Oil Exploration in Scio Township

Scio Township Supervisor Spaulding Clark
Credit Courtesy Photo / sciotownship.org

   Overview

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.

There is concern with both the environmental impact the wells could have on the area and a potential loss in property values associated with having oil wells nearby. 

WEMU's David Fair talks oil and gas exploration with Scio Township Supervisor Spaulding Clark. A Traverse City-based company is securing mineral rights leases in the community in hopes of finding oil and gas.