Don’t Frack Michigan Board Members:
Snailmail: Box 65, Afton, MI, 49705, phone 231/238-4786.
Contact us to have one of us come speak to your organization
Have MICHIGAN residents considered local bans, i.e. individual towns and cities passing resolutions to ban fracking in said cities?
I’m new to the area but not new to environmentalism and standing up for ecological sanity…hope to help however I can in the fight against fracking.
You can try but it has been my experience with small towns, it is almost impossible but that is Lewiston and Gaylord.
Always hopeful. Some just like their wells too much
Thanks for your efforts guys! I will make sure to keep this a topic of conversation. Will print out a petition and try to get some signatures. I also hope to visit one of the sites as well. -Mandi (Grand Rapids)
Here’s a link to a video I just made for our song that you posted: Get the Frack Outta Here, in case you’d like to post or link to it. Thanks.
I have lots of information you could use. We fought the Antrim fracking full time from 2003 to 2007 and due to my health and having to move I am not as active but do as much as I can. My partner in this has just been forced from her home because of the
H2S problem in Lewiston, and she is a wealth of information.
I live in Eaton County Mi and own a small section of farmland. Recently I heard that someone was wanting to drill and possibly frack for oil in the area. I didnt think much about it and figured it would pass but then I found out neighboring farmers were signing contracts. Soon I had a contract given to me. I and very opposed to any type of oil exploration on my land and will not sign. I have made some anti-drilling signs to put in my fields containing factual info and even printouts of entire web sites. I have contacted local health departments and even the mayor of the small town but am getting little support. Do you have any advice or suggestions on how to get info to people on the dangers of fracking? I contacted the local papers as well but have not got any response yet.
Good article on “frackademia” in Texas Observer of Sept. 7 describes how so-called “independent” research on fracking is funded by gas and oil companies.
Latest news: Fracking oilfield workers in Texas working for Halliburton lost a radioactive rod they use in fracking to identify oil and gas deposits. See Christian Science Monitor of Sept. 18.
The fox (DNR / DEQ) is watching the hen-house…… yet another round of auctions, of leasing rights on State land, will be Wed. Oct. 24, 2012 in Lansing, opening much of MICHIGAN (including Oakland County) to drilling & fracking .
See links and right click to enlarge map — www.dnr.state.mi.us/spatialdatalibrary/pdf_maps/mineral_lease_information/oakland_lease_information.pdf
salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2155/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10378 from ‘Clean Water Action’
dontfrackmichigan.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/earthworks_fs_oilgasexemptions.pdf LOOPHOLES:safe drinking water act,etc.
We are going to have a “Don’t Frack” booth at our local Earth Day Celebration on April 20. Can we purchase some Don’t Frack bumper stickers from your organization or may we have a local sign company make us up some using your sticker as a model?
I work at an enviornmental school in the Grand Rapids area. I was wondering the best way to get students involved? An anti-fracking billboard just went up on a main street in downtown. Here to help in any way I can!
I wanted to thank you for your work. I am finishing the third novel in the Super PAC trilogy connecting political action committee money, government, and fracking. This e-mail is obviously somewhat self-serving, but it’s important to me because of our family property on the Manistee River between Frederic and Kalkaska. Please continue your work as I continue mine. With more public awareness, the better our environment may be protected.
From the dates on these comments, there aren’t any since 2012. With the CO2 levels now at 400 ppm, there has to be a new sense of urgency about our air,water and state of our endangered planet. I live in Lenawee County in SE MI, and my biggest fear is contamination of our water due to fracking. We have a lot of lakes around here that I fear will become contaminated by fracking near these lakes. This is in Irish Hills. There is a company called Savoy Oil leasing that has been responsible for the building of oil rigs being built in Adrian, Tecumseh and other towns in the area. They are vulture energy explorers, and are taking advantage of the economic problems facing this area, and are getting leases from the city governments for a wing and a prayer. Meanwhile, the fossil fuel/natural gas/oil industry thru some innocuous groups, helped to defeat the possible erection of wind turbines in Palmyra, MI. I am tired of watching this historically rural, farming area turn into a neoliberal’s dream, like the “shock doctrine” Naomi Klein wrote so eloquently about. Between the GMO corn, soy beans and wheat growing everywhere, oil rigs popping up all over, and fracking near our precious water sources, I feel like this is NOT my home anymore. we also have large factory animal farms, or CAFO’S, that slaughter pigs and chickens by the thousands, in deplorable conditions. This is so depressing, I can’t stand it. I want to DO something.
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