Don't Drill the Hills
Team Member: Heather O'Neill
JL Hill wrote -
Don't Drill the Hills, Inc. filed legal action against the City of Rochester Hills for signing a lease for oil and gas exploration of City-owned park and cemetery properties.
A major issue is the City Charter stating that city-owned parks cannot be sold/leased or converted to a non-recreation, non-conservation use without approval of the City's voters in an open election. The city council deliberately violated this amendment and signed a lease with Jordan Development Co. without consent of the city's voters.
We need to meet our goal of raising $20,000 by October 8th, 2014 in order to take our case to court. If the lawsuit is successful the lease will be void. This will give a voice to the local citizens and require our consent before oil and gas leasing of our city parks, and allow us to protect our property values, and quality of life.
More information available at www.dontdrillthehills.org.