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Rochester Hills Residents Want Mayor to Say No to Oil Drilling

Citizens crowd meeting to voice concern over mineral rights leasing.

Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.
Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.
How do you feel about drilling in Rochester Hills? Are you signing a lease agreement? Let us know in the comments.
Hugo Ritzenthaler January 13, 2014 at 09:58 AM
I am absolutely against oil drilling in this great city of Rochester Hills that we call home for 30 years. Our subdivision just rejected any drilling on the commons. Hopefully, the citizens of Rochester Hills, will get the major and city council to change their mind!
Joan January 13, 2014 at 10:14 AM
NO!!!! No drilling in Rochester Hills.
Rosie Dueweke Osowski January 13, 2014 at 10:59 AM
No drilling. Absolutely not. Look what is happening in Texas. They are having earthquakes that are possibly caused by man made drilling and underground waste water storage.
Erin January 13, 2014 at 08:52 PM
Looks like a lot of folks showed up for public comment tonight. Interesting responses from Council, Mayor.
Karen Murphy Gronzo January 13, 2014 at 09:35 PM
I just buried both my parents at that cemetery in August. That land should be considered a sacred and cherished ground. NO oil drilling should be allowed at all in this cemetery. My dad picked out their plots about 30 years ago. He said "I picked out a couple nice spots under a beautiful maple tree for your mother and me. I think that will be a great resting place for us when the time comes." Please preserve the honor and dignity of all those buried there and drill somewhere else. And yes, I do understand that it will be completely underground from a distant headquarters, but I still feel it should be left untouched as the people who chose their lots there would have wanted.
Cheryl Junker January 14, 2014 at 07:48 PM
According to the Oakland Press, there will be a processing facility within 2 miles of the drilling. Rumor has it that one possible sight would be north of Dutton off Squirrel. Considering the noxious and toxic fumes emitted from such plants across this country ( including Sulfur Dioxide) I cannot imagine why the entire community is not protesting. I can't imagine the folks living on Dutton will be too happy about the effects on air quality snd property values.
Patricia January 15, 2014 at 09:47 PM
In my opinion for Jordan to even propose to drill under the cemetery was wrong. Have we (they) really sunk that low that nothing is off limits? This is further indication that it is only about money and the land or the respect that the community has for the deceased does not matter. Our water and where our honored deceased lay are of little or no consequence. People have to start to conserve and for every person that cares there are dozens that don't. See it every day and night in our area. Cities look for all revenue streams to protect from increased taxation due rather than cut and at the same time to balance for the future look to generate revenue streams from any and all sources if they are able. Jordan just figures into the picture. Sad.
Cheryl Junker January 16, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Everyone should consider attending Monday night's Auburn Hills City Council Meeting where they will be voting on leasing more public lands. Jordan will be there to answer questions. Get ready for some 'good hair'! They are slick:)

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