The Keeling Curve

The Keeling Curve since 1958
The Keeling Curve: A daily record of atmospheric carbon dioxide since 1958 from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Surveying Continues Throughout Raisin Township and into Tecumseh

Easter Saturday, 3/30/2013 9:00 am: Intensive seismic surveying is reported off Rogers and Sutton Roads.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pictures of the Adrian Township - Adrian Oil Field

Pictures of the Adrian Township - Adrian Oil Field (KML-File)


1. Hunt Rd. - Tipton Hwy. - Moore Rd.
Well 60347 - supposedly plugged

4-Well Tank Farm (Central Processing Facility) and Well #60285

4-Well Tank Farm (Central Processing Facility) and Well #60639

2. Tipton Hwy. - Moore Rd. - Lenawee Hills (Knight) Hwy -  Emery Rd.
Well and Pump Close to a Luxury Home off of Tipton Hwy. (#60246)

Another Well/Pump off Moore Rd. (#60374)
Another Well/Pump off Moore Rd. (#60253)
Two Wells/Pumps off Knight Hwy. (#60398)
Another Well/Pump off Knight Hwy. (#60331)

Tank Farm Processing 6 Oil Wells, an Injection Well for Brine Disposal, and a Pump off of Knight Hwy Adrian Twsp Michigan
Puffing off gases instead of flaring - what is better?
3. Lenawee Hills (Knight) Hwy. - Shephard Rd.
Oil Pump (#60068) close to Farm off of Knight Hwy Adrian Twsp Michigan

Another 2 Oil Wells with Pumps (#60099 and 60397) off of Knight Hwy Adrian Twsp Michigan
Another 2 Oil Wells with Pumps (#60230 and 60100) off of Knight Hwy Adrian Twsp Michigan
The largest Tank Farm Processing 6 Oil Wells, an Injection Well for Brine Disposal, and a large Flare off of Knight Hwy Adrian Twsp Michigan
A Oil Well with Pump (#60130) off of Shephard Hwy Adrian Twsp Michigan
Yet another Oil Well with Pump (60097) and the largest Tank Farm Processing 6 Oil Wells, an Injection Well for Brine Disposal, and a large Flare off of Knight Hwy Adrian Twsp Michigan



Thursday, March 7, 2013

Implementation Headlines from our Future Workshop


FUTURE WORKSHOP: Oil Drilling and Processing in Adrian
Weber Center/Campus of Adrian Dominican Sisters
March 5, 2013

Upstairs Workshop
  • New City Boards/CouncilsEnvironmental
    Human Development
  • Snowball Effect with Letters - writing more letters so commissioners care to be re-elected
  • Petitioning City
  • Larger Forum in a school gymnasium
  • Speakers Pool to speak for groups/institutions, e.g. Rotary Club
  • Information of the public
  • Broadcast / Stream previous Forum
  • Email Information to mailing list
  • Participation in City Hall
  • Meet Commissioners
  • Raising Awareness
  • Gathering in larger groups
  • Support/Standup for Victims
  • Investigate possibilities for law suits
  • Freedom of Information: Follow Money
  • Signatures / information about how people were tricked into leases

Downstairs Workshop
  • Create a citizens group to engage in variety of activities around this issue.
  • Find a way to hire an environmental lawyer to review leases, etc.
  • Call on Commission to designate proceeds of oil to monitor air, water, soil
  • Call on City Commission to sponsor a Town Hall meeting on the issue.
  • Take advantage of opportunities for baseline testing, e.g., Sierra Club offers training.
  • Create a nonprofit group to raise money for testing, hiring an attorney.
  • Continue to participate in City Commission meetings.
  • Press City Commission for publication of a more comprehensive (“extended”) Agenda so citizens know what they’re voting on.
  • Become better educated on local government – it’s powers and procedures
  • Support Rep. Irwin’s legislation requiring oil companies to disclose chemicals they’re using – and urge others to support it.
  • Find larger space to hold additional forums to educate public on these issues.
  • Hold oil companies accountable for pre-testing before drilling by an independent company paid for by oil companies.
  • Call on City Commission to earmark oil revenues for scholarships for Adrian high school graduates to get higher education. (Some concerns expressed that this might imply acceptance of oil drilling within city.)