Rochester Hills seeks oil, gas advice from Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

The Rochester Hills Planning Commission has called a special meeting next month to hear from members of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, as city leaders continue to craft an ordinance to regulate oil and gas exploration in the city. The city of more than 70,000 residents is currently under a moratorium on the activity and the ordinance is expected to be in place early next year. Representatives from the MDEQ, which regulates oil and gas drilling in the state, will be on … [Read more...]

MDEQ Awards Rochester Hills $2 Million Grant

The condition of City Rochester Hills’ wastewater and storm water systems will be evaluated in coming years thanks to a $2 million grant from the State of Michigan it. In a press release from the City, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced that Rochester Hills has been granted $2 million to develop an asset management program for the City"s sanitary sewer systems and develop a storm water management plan. The grant is part of the MDEQ"s Stormwater, Asset … [Read more...]