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(MPRN-Lansing) The campaign to outlaw fracking in Michigan is asking the state Court of Appeals to strike down a 180-day time limit on collecting petition signatures to put a question on the ballot. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- It's been nearly a year since residents here felt the earth move under their feet in an earthquake May 2 and and aftershock June 30. A new report released Monday by the U.S. Geological Survey confirms that neither of those quakes was related to human activity such as drilling for gas or oil." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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(MPRN-Lansing) A group of state House Democrats hopes the crisis in Flint will help bring attention to other issues they say threaten clean water in Michigan. They announced bills on Thursday that would increase regulations on fracking. 

"A group looking to get a ban on hydraulic fracturing on the 2016 ballot has fallen well short in gathering the necessary signatures to put the issue before voters." (Detroit Free Press)


(WDET-Undated) Members of the Sierra Club are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to ban the practice of fracking in Michigan.