2:56 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Allegan Anti-Fracking Lawsuit Dismissed

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The ruling says the suit is premature since oil and gas companies have not announced plans to drill in the area.
ALLEGAN, MI - An Allegan County judge has upheld the state's right to auction off oil and gas leases on land in the Allegan State Game Area, throwing out a challenge by an anti-fracking group.
6:12 am
Tue April 29, 2014

New Fracking Rules for Michigan

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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.
7:24 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

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

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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.
Sandra Steingraber
6:36 am
Tue March 11, 2014

WSW: The Links Between Environment and Health

Sandra Steingraber says ongoing issues like the cleanup of PCB contamination at the Allied Paper Landfill make Kalamazoo a good place to discuss a wide range of environmental issues - file photo
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WestSouthwest with Sandra Steingraber


Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber's most recent book is Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis

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State Legislature
7:51 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

WestSouthwest: State Representative Aric Nesbitt

State Representative Aric Nesbitt
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Interview with Aric Nesbitt - air version


Republican Aric Nesbitt represents all of Van Buren County and northwest Kalamazoo County in the Michigan House. 

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