Second Southfield Drilling Forum Scheduled Due to Massive Turnout


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 Evergreen. Jordan Exploration Company, L.L.C., based in Traverse City, has applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for a permit to drill. There were about 200 more people who couldn’t get in the crowded auditorium so the organizers quickly organized another town hall event to discuss concerns for Monday, February 1 at 6:00 pm at Southfield City Hall, with a room for over-flow viewing as well.

Michigan Lawmakers Join 15 Other States Introducing Privacy Legislation


A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hopes to send privacy protection legislation to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk this year.

Michigan is one of 16 states that have seen privacy protection legislation introduced this month. That’s as it’s become clear political gridlock in Washington will prevent any national legislation from moving in 2016.



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