City requests look at oil-drilling support letters


Southfield Mayor Ken Siver said just one resident has contacted him to express support for the proposed oil drilling site at World of Faith International Christian Church. Everyone else he’s heard from has strongly opposed the idea.

Conversely, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality told the mayor it received hundreds of letters in support of the issue.

Community rallies for Flint in water crisis


State Rep. Jeremy Moss and local law firm Goodman Acker joined forces to hold a water drive Jan. 26-28. Residents were asked to drop off donations at the Southfield Public Library and Goodman Acker, 17000 W. 10 Mile Road.

“This is a wonderful example of how government can work with the private sector, and I know the good people of Southfield and surrounding communities want to help the city of Flint,” Moss said in a prepared statement.

Michigan Governor, Legislature would be subject to FOIA law under bipartisan proposal


Legislation to subject Michigan's governor and legislature to the state's Freedom of Information Act could drop as soon as next month, say lawmakers working on the plan.

"I've been working on this project now for over a year and hopefully going to roll it out during Sunshine Week in March," said Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan.

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.


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