While You Were Sleeping Update
People in Shelby Township are waking up to the realities of oil/gas exploration in their backyard. The post ‘While You Were Sleeping’ has received more attention than any of our recent posts. Because this site is near the borders of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Shelby Township, many people in these municipalities are surprised to learn what is going on and asking for more information. Here’s a picture update on what we know.
Shelby Twp site 1.
The well head location and bottom hole location are approximately 1800 feet from one to the other. (Click on images to enlarge)
2. The site has been cleared with dozers. They will build a concrete pad with spill barrier here. Later they will install the drill rig. Expect 30-45 days of 24 hour operations, noise, lights, smells, particulates in the air, and many, many trucks (filled with water, acid, and chemicals) and workers. After the well is in operation, expect it to operate 5 years or longer. Photo is from Northeast looking Southwest.
3. This is the site as seen from the South looking North.
4. This is a nearby condominium complex. Zillow values homes in this area at $360-$370k.
Shelby site 2. The condominium is approximately 450 feet from the permitted well site. More homes are being built in the area.
5. This equipment was on site, but departed after ‘While You Were Sleeping’ was published.
We’ve lost our democracy. I am so sorry for all of us.
It’s unconscionable to think that “Nino Homes” aka LoChirco, would develop and build the neighborhood homes that are an eighth of a mile away from this drilling site and then turn around and put an oil drill in their backyards. Our neighborhood is filled with young families and small children who are now all at risk for potential health problems, reduced air quality, and our feeling of security and safety has been ripped away from us. My young 7 yr. old stares out his window with tears in his eyes watching the drilling scared that his family may have to move to escape the potential harmful effects it could have on his health. He loves his neighborhood, his home and his friends. Nino Homes loves the almighty dollar and unfortunately he won.
450 feet away is ample distance from anyone. There is no building going on in the area at this time, and has not been happening for some time now. There is no need for concern.
There is 1000 reasons for concern. This is totally senseless. The first well in a residential area of this kind in our backyards next to what I consider to be the nicest park in the US and the jewel of metro Detroit.
No need for concern. LOL. Must b a guy who sold his soul to West Bay! What did they “promise” you. $200 a month. Chump change and most people get much less. Five homes in Shelby have dropped their pricing $15,000 – $28,000. I am not against oil and gas exploration, just do it in the appropriate area that you said you were going to do it in. INDUSTRIAL. If anyone wants to get on that band wagon there are some houses surrounding 23 mile that are real cheap. From a conservative approach, this is an over reach by Government Department DEQ/OOGM. Just give us our right to vote on it. That is all I ask
I left a detailed comment on today’s 8/21/2014 Detroit News Article about protesting the drilling.
I can understand, AS I live across the street from a FARMER that had a plan. They put in a well that will not pay out the neighbors on the otherside of the street as myself… Althought I have to sit and see it pump everday and hear the darn thing squeak.
Ever need anyone to testify to what a MONOPOLY this is.. let me know.. as I am a victim of this.