Environment

6:35 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Decision on fracking lawsuit expected in three weeks

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Lawsuit alleges state violated law by not assessing environmental impact before auctioning oil and gas rights
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Circuit Court Judge Amy McDowell she would issue a written opinion within 21 days on whether to grant the state's motion for summary disposition in a lawsuit challenging oil and gas leases sold by the state at auction in 2012 in the Allegan State Game Area, the Barry State Game Reserve and Yankee Springs Parks and Recreation Area.
1:49 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Environmentalists criticize fracking plan

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The company behind the plan says it's focusing on sites in the northern Lower Peninsula.
LANSING - A proposal to draw natural gas from as many as 500 wells in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula by using hydraulic fracturing is attracting attention from environmentalists. The Detroit News reports Monday that Calgary, Alberta-based Encana Corp. proposed the wells. Spokesman Doug Hock says the company is "in the early stages" of new drilling in Michigan.
7:37 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Businesses near location of new plant in Holland look for new locations

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Tenants in building near site of new plant have until September 1st to move out
The 17 businesses housed in 100 Fairbanks in the city of Holland aren't just neighbors, they make up their own little community, said Keith Walters, the housing director for Building Men for Life, a nonprofit located in the building. They run the gamut for business models.
7:31 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Lawsuit over fracking to be heard Monday in Barry County

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Non-profit Michigan Land Air Water Defense brought suit against Michigan Department of Natural Resources and its director
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
HASTINGS, MI - Should fracking be allowed in Southwest Michigan's public game reserves without the state assessing the likely environmental impact first? That question is at the heart of a case to be heard Monday in Barry County.
6:12 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Comstock Township Planning Commission sends decision on Enbridge dredging to zoning board

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Enbridge spokesman says company still plans to have section of Kalamazoo River dredged by end of year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - The Comstock Township Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to refer Enbridge Inc.'s site application for its dredge work north of Morrow Lake to the zoning board of appeals. More than 15 people people spoke before the a large turnout at the Comstock Community Auditorium, most voicing opposition to the site Enbridge has chosen to locate a temporary dredge pad and water treatment facility.

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