Appeals Court Ruling Validates City of Rochester Hills Again

Courts Determined City Acted Appropriate in Gas/Oil Leasing Decision The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the City of Rochester Hills, Jordan Development Company and Sunoco Pipeline by Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc., a citizen’s group which sought to invalidate the oil and gas lease the City approved in 2012. The lawsuit claimed the oil and gas lease was unlawful under state law and the city charter and require voter approval. But, the three-judge … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Hills to hold special meeting regarding proposed drilling

The following meeting announcement is from Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. (DDHI), a non-partisan grassroots nonprofit corporation that is building awareness of the risks of horizontal drilling in high-density residential and K-12 School areas. Concerns include: property rights, property values, mortgage and insurance complications, as well as potential environmental and health risks: A “Special Meeting” was called yesterday by the City of Rochester Hills to consider a moratorium on oil and gas … [Read more...]