It has become clear in the last few weeks that Michigan’s entire Lower Peninsula is targeted for fracking with horizontal hydraulic fracturing. This Tuesday, May 8, the State of Michigan is auctioning off more mineral rights across the state in 23 counties for fracking.
Members of Ban Michigan Fracking created Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan, a ballot question committee, to collect signatures on petitions to put a ban on fracking on the ballot in the November election.
WHAT YOU CAN DO THIS WEEK
May 7-8: Three Great Ways to Protest the May 8 Auction of State Lands for Oil & Gas Leasing
On May 8 the MI DNR will auction mineral rights for oil & gas leasing to 109,000 acres of state (public) land – including nearly all of the Yankee Springs Recreation Area (23,400 acres in Barry County) and portions of the Lake Orion Recreation Area in Oakland County. Land in 23 Counties is being offered.
May 7: Occupy the MI DNR Call-In Day – May 7 through May 8
May 7: Kalamazoo – Mineral Rights Protest March – 4:00pm
May 8: Lansing – Auction Protest & Rally for “Let’s Ban Fracking” MI Ballot Initiative
Location: Constitution Hall, 525 West Allegan, Lansing, MI
Time: Gather at 7:30am or after – Bring Ban Fracking / Save Public Land signs
Auction: Bidders Register at 8:00 am / Auction Begins at 9:00am
Parking: Garages at the building (Allegan and Pine) & Allegan and Capitol.
“Let’s Ban Fracking” Petitions for a Ballot Initiative to Ban Fracking in Michigan will be on site May 8.
Make sure you sign the just-launched petition.
MI DNR Bid Documents – Map and Parking Directions in this PDF:
MI DNR Auction Page – Check out the County Maps of Land Being Auctioned: