12:46 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

State regulators back new rules on fracking

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Department of Environmental Quality officials acknowledge environmental groups' concerns
Lansing - Michigan's environmental regulators are rolling out new rules to ease growing concerns about the use of high-volume hydraulic fracturing to harvest natural gas. Two key changes will result in stronger emphasis on disclosing the chemicals used in the process, known as fracking, and protecting against damage to waterways and nearby wells.
8:26 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Lawsuit filed over possible fracking in Allegan State Game area

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U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management are named as defendants
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - An Allegan County couple has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to prevent leasing of mineral rights for fracking in the Allegan State Game Area. John Davis Jr. and Marybeth Pritschet-Davis, whose Monterey Township property abuts the game area, filed the lawsuit on Thursday, Sept.
3:37 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Judge dismisses anti-fracking lawsuit

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An environmental group filed suit challenging oil and gas leases in areas of Barry County that were auctioned off by the state, but the judge ruled that the action was premature.
HASTINGS, MI - A Barry County Circuit Court judge has ruled against a nonprofit group that was seeking to have oil and gas leases set aside in Southwest Michigan state game reserves.
8:53 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Michigan Chamber of Commerce launches voter education campaign supporting fracking

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Chamber president says he wants to educate voters on importance of natural gas and danger of petition drive to ban fracking
LANSING - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has launched a statewide campaign to promote fracking and oppose a potential ballot proposal aimed at banning the practice. The business group, which previously came out in support of fracking, has taken it a step further with billboards and an online campaign called "Protect Michigan's Energy Future."
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.