Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner plans additional oil drilling and fracking town hall meetings.
I want to thank the voters of Oakland County for their support of my candidacy for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. My time serving as Oakland County Commissioner was an honor and the most rewarding experience of my life. I have had the opportunity to serve with so many dedicated public servants and community volunteers, at the county, region, state and national levels. We can be truly proud of the people who work for us and those who volunteer in so many important capacities. From the beginning, I focused my efforts on green building and sustainability, both as county policies and in public/private planning and economic development efforts. I have worked with dedicated public employees in these areas also, through the …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Farmington Hills resident, who won Nov. 6 over incumbent John McCullough by a slim margin, plans to battle fracking and expand regional cooperation.
In a finish that may have surprised even the candidate himself, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Nash (D-15th District) won a tight race Tuesday to become the county's Water Resources Commissioner. Nash, who was redistricted out of his seat, beat out 12-year incumbent Republican John McCulloch by less than 1 percentage point, or about 2,700 of the more than 581,000 votes cast. What does a Water Resources Commissioner do? "The responsibilities are just about anything you can think of with water in Oakland County," Nash said. "We're in charge of all the water once it crosses Eight Mile ... except municipal (systems)." That means keeping track of lake levels, monitoring agricultural drains, dealing with water issues on construction sites, …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Democrat Jim Nash and Republican John P. McCulloch—are running for the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. The voter guide is provided by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization.
There are two candidates for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner in the Nov. 6 election. Republican John P. McCulloch and Democrat Jim Nash are running for the office. Attached to this article is a PDF copy of the voter guide for the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner provided by the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, according to its website. To become a member of the League of Women Voters, click here. To contribute to the League of Women Voters, click here.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Approximately 100 turned out to hear from activists, elected officials, and industry experts on the controversial issue involving natural gas underneath area waterways.
PONTIAC — Three hundred, twenty-two thousand, six hundred and nine. Activist LuAnne Kozma won't deny that it's a lot of signatures required to get her favored proposal for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," on the Nov. 2014 ballot, but after a special town hall meeting on the subject, she feels optimistic. "I don't think we can rely on the current state government, or frankly, the future government to do this. It's a power that we, the people, have, and we need to do this for ourselves and future generations," said Kozma, the campaign director of the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan. Approximately 100 turned out to the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium Wednesday night to learn more on the subject and to …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
County officials will host a special town hall, "The Coming Dangers to Our Lakes & Stream, Oil & Gas Leasing/Is Fracking in Our Future?"
Thursday, September 6, 2012
(Source: Oakland County) Oakland County Commissioners Jim Nash (D-Farmington Hills) and Craig Covey (D-Ferndale), announced a special public Town Hall meeting to look at the impact of new state issued leases allowing drilling for oil and natural gas all across Oakland County. The meeting will be held at the Oakland County Commissioners’ Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac, on the Oakland County campus, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6-to-8 p.m. Fracking, the common term for hydraulic fracturing, often drills wells up to two miles into the Earth, fills it with millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and undisclosed salts and chemicals and subjects it to bursts of extremely intense pressure to loosen rock formations to release …