natural gas

7:47 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

More Pipelines Need Repair in Michigan

Consumers Energy reported 69% increase of leaks related to corrosion between 2010 and 2013
The number of hazardous leaks, those requiring immediate repair, in natural gas pipelines in Michigan have soared in recent years - quadrupling for one of the state's biggest gas providers - as old, outdated, and potentially crumbling pipelines remain in the ground.
7:37 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Holland City Attorney Steps Down to Focus on Gas Plant

Andy Mulder has been Holland's City Attorney since 1978
Long-time city of Holland Attorney Andy Mulder is stepping down - sort of.Mulder told the Holland City Council on Wednesday that he is shifting his focus away from city of Holland business to focus solely on Holland Board of Public Works business, particularly "getting that gas plant on line by 2016," referring to the BPW's planned natural gas power plant that will be built in the Fairbanks Avenue and Fifth Street area of the city.
6:12 am
Tue April 29, 2014

New Fracking Rules for Michigan

DEQ rules being revised for the first time since 2011
New rules for hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - oil and gas well drilling will increase information available to concerned residents and keep better track of water impacts, state and environmental officials said. Fracking is a controversial drilling practice where water mixed with chemicals and sand is blasted underground through high-pressure injection, causing tiny fractures in mineral layers to release oil and natural gas.
6:46 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Holland Reaches Agreement with Township to Acquire Land for New Power Plant

Holland Township Trustees will take up matter Thursday
The Holland City Council approved a 425 agreement with Holland Township that will start the process of the city acquiring the property around the proposed location of the Holland Board of Public Works' new natural gas power plant that should be online by late 2016.
7:24 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Allegan County Judge Says She Won't 'Create New Law' in Fracking Case

Group wants tighter standards on leases for lands that could be used for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas
ALLEGAN, MI - An Allegan County judge warned an environmental group on Thursday, April 10, that she's not out to make new law on behalf of its effort to cancel state-issued oil and gas leases in the Allegan State Game Area.