Power Point Presentations
Dr. Larysa Dyrszka, Unconventional Gas Development: Potential Health and Developmental Health and Environmental Impact, given to Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan, April 10, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dr. Chris Grobell’s presentation to the Irish Hills community group in Brooklyn, Michigan, April 5, 2012. Environmental Risks of Michigan Oil and Natural Gas Development. (Used with permission)
Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan brochure. 4-page informational brochure for the group’s ballot initiative, date 2014.
Troutman, Melissa A., Still wasting away: the failure to safely manage oil and gas waste continues. Earthworks, May 2019. [mentions Ban Michigan Fracking in footnote, and references radioactive waste shipment from Pennsylvania was disposed in Michigan but this is not accurate.]
Melissa Belcher and Marvin Resnikoff, Hydraulic Fracturing Radiological Concerns for Ohio. June 2013. Fact sheet prepared for Freshwater Accountability Project Ohio.
Andrew Meyer, “Get the frack out of town:” Preemption Challenges to Local Fracking Bans in New York, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Field Reports 2012.
Howarth RW, Santoro R and Ingraffea A (2012). Venting and Leaking of Methane from Shale Gas Development: Response to Cathles, et. al. Climatic Change, in press.
Bamberger, Michelle and Robert Oswald, Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health, New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 22 (1) 51-77, 2012.
Common Cause, Deep Drilling, Deep Pockets, in Congress, in Michigan. 11/10/11
Skrtic, Lana, Hydrogen Sulfide, Oil and Gas and People’s Health, University of California Berkeley, 2006.
Articles about fracking in Michigan
Ryan J. Stanton, Oil Company says it can’t promise fracking won’t come in Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor.com, April 19, 2012.
TV News at Gladwin County meeting held by DEQ/DNR, April 12, 2012: County: http://www.9and10news.com/story/17403272/fracking-in-gladwin-county
Sean Dalton, Washtenaw County: Anti-fracking movement coalesces around Washtenaw County Commission, Heritage.com, 4/6/2012
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The Hastings Banner, Oil and gas leases being signed across Barry County, April 5, 2012. Mentions BMF website.
Brad Flory, Environmental objections to to oil drilling in Jackson County spelled out at Brooklyn meeting, MLive, 4/5/2012.
Sean Dalton, Washtenaw County: Fracking concerns link Washtenaw, Jackson counties, Heritage.com, 3/26/2012.
Tina Lam, Oil boom fears flow in pristine Irish Hills, Detroit Free Press, 3/18/2012.
Fracking Explained at Mason-Lake Conservation District Program, Ludington Daily News, 2/17/2012
Chloe Gleichman, Not So Fast, Natural Gas: MI Students Protest Fracking Conference, WeArePowerShift, 2/16/2012
BBC News, Bulgaria bans shale gas drilling with ‘fracking’ method, 1/19/2012
Chris Engle, Petoskey News-Review, Christmas Eve gas leak identified as toxic hydrogen sulfide, 1/6/2012
Wall Street Journal, Sinopec Enters U.S. Shale, 1/4/2012
Forbes, China Set To Frack America In Shale Deal With Devon, 1/4/2012
Reuters, Sinopec, Total pour $4.5 billion into U.S. shale, 1/3/2012
Business Week, Devon sells stake in shale ventures to Sinopec, 1/3/2012
The Wall Street Journal’s Deal Blog, The French and Chinese Are Digging in Your Yard for Natural Gas, 1/3/2012
Joshua Schneyer and Brian Grow, Reuters, Energy Giant Hid Behind Shell Companies in ‘Land Grab’, 12/28/11
Michael Jones, Petoskey News, Geologists Explain Controversial Gas Extraction Method, Fracking, 12/23/11
Patrick Sullivan, Northern Express, Fractured: Fissures in group over proposal to regulate natural gas, 12/12/11
Patrick Sullivan, Northern Express, Another Round of Fracking in Northern Michigan, 12/1/11
Gary Hoffman, Traverse City Business News, High & Dry?, 10/4/11
Eartha Jane Melzer, Michigan Messenger, Wayne County passes anti-fracking resolution, 9/26/11
Food and Water Watch, AlterNet, Detroit Becomes First City in Michigan to Ban Fracking, 8/3/11
Jim Lynch, Detroit News, Natural gas exploration slows down in Michigan; falling prices, new extraction laws, iffy test well results cited, 6/20/11
Curt Guyette, Detroit Metro Times, What the frack?
Controversy over fracking in Michigan prompts calls for ban, moratorium, 6/20/11
Linda Gallagher, Antrim Review, County denies brine pipeline request, 6/15/11
Eartha Jane Melzer, Michigan Messenger, DEQ announces new rules for fracking, 6/6/11
Jay Greene, Fracking in Michigan appears on the upswing, Crain’s Detroit Business, 5/27/11
Tim Lundgren, VarnumBlog, Support for Michigan’s Water Withdrawal Tool Cut, 5/26/11
Robert Conradi, Washtenaw Voice, A frackin’ shame, 4/12/11
Eartha Jane Melzer, Michigan Messenger, Group petitions for fracking ban in Michigan, 4/10/11
M. Lisa Weatherford, Midwest Energy News, ‘Fracking’ controversies skip Michigan, for now, 2/26/11
Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben, Yahoo News, Hydraulic Fracturing Gas Leaks and ‘Pure Michigan’ Make Strange Bedfellows, 2/16/11
Associated Press, Leak shuts down drilling operation at Michigan well, 2/11/11
Eartha Jane Melzer, Ed Brayton, Michigan Messenger, fracking series, 12/21/10 et seq
Interlochen Public Radio, Michigan Enviro Groups Weigh-in on “Fracking”, 12/1/10
Linda Gallagher, Antrim Review, Preliminary applications submitted for Utica shale wells in Mancelona Township, 11/30/10
Jim Lynch, Detroit News, Gas drilling technique sparks fears in Michigan, 10/26/10
Lester Graham, Michigan Radio, Companies Buy Up Drilling Rights in Michigan, 10/4/10
Robert E. Martin, The Review, Selling Off Our Health & Future, As the State of Michigan Leases Massive Acres in Northern Michigan to Natural Gas Companies…., 9/17/10
Keith Schneider, Molly Ramsey, Circle of Blue, Michigan’s New Natural Gas Rush: Energy and Water in Play, 7/29/10
Anne Stanton, Northern Exposure, Fear of Fracking, 7/27/10
Eartha Melzer, Glen Arbor Sun, “Fracking” gas companies target northern Michigan, 7/5/10
Keith Schneider, Michigan Land Use Institute, Industry Renews Pressure to Drill under Lake Michigan, 7/22/08 et seq
Articles — General or about other locations
Jeff Goodell, The big fracking bubble: the scam behind the gas boom, Rolling Stone, 3/1/2012
Maura Stephens, Fracking bans that can stand, Yes! Magazine, 2/29/2012
Middlefield wins ‘home rule’ case in court: Victory comes on heels of similar ruling for Dryden, The Daily Star, 2/24/2012
Decision on Dryden’s fracking ban could set a national precedent, Pro Publica, 2/23/2012
Dryden gas ban holds up in court, The Cooperstown Crier, 2/23/2012
Court upholds Dryden’s ban on fracking, The Ithaca Daily Sun, 2/22/2012
Judge’s ruling complicates hydrofracking issue in New York, New York Times, 2/22/2012
George Ochenski, Counterpunch, The Rot in Gang Green: Why Should Big Environmental Groups Take Corporate Cash? 2/16/2012
Democracy Now, Obama’s Call for Natural Gas Drilling “A Painful Moment” for Communities Exposed to Fracking, 2/15/2012
Jess Miller, The New Political, Student group seeks to ban fracking at OU, 2/14/2012
Bob Downing, Akron Beacon Journal, Fracturing natural gas wells requires hundreds of tons of chemical liquids, 2/12/2012
Stephens, Maura, Truthout, Fracking Industry Colludes with Pennsylvania Legislature to Create Dangerous New Law, 2/12/2012
Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg Businessweek, New Jersey Senate Committee Again Passes Gas-Fracking Ban, 2/10/12
Susan Phillips, State Impact, New Jersey Lawmakers Keep the Fracking Ban Pressure On. 2/9/2012
Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News,Gas Drilling May Be Leaking Twice as Much Gas as Previously Thought, Study Finds, 2/9/12
Mireya Navarro, New York Times, After Early Gallop, Albany Slows to Craw in Making Decision on Gas Drilling, 2/6/12
Bryan Walsh, Time, Exclusive: How the Sierra Club Took Millions From the Natural Gas Industry–and Why It Stopped, 2/2/2012
Russell Mokhiber, Corporate Crime Reporter, Sierra Club Tells Members- We Don’t Take Money from Chesapeake – When In Fact They Took $25 Million, 2/2/2012
Sari Gelzer, Truthout, At hearing on “fracking,” capitol police arrest director of “Gasland,” 2/1/2012
AP, The Wall Street Journal, Environmental groups rally for NY ban on fracking, 1/23/2012
AP, Environmental and health groups call for ban of fracking, 1/23/2012
PR Newswire, Natural Gas From Shale Not Suitable as “Bridge Fuel,” May Worsen Climate Change, 1/19/2012
The Daily Item, State [Pennsylvania] missing data on nearly 500 gas wells, 1/9/2012
Steve Karnowski, Detroit Free Press, Fracking for oil, natural gas spurs sand mining in midwest, 1/8/2012
Sara Jerving, Truthout, “Energy in Depth,” “Counterinsurgency” Tactics, and Astroturf “Energy Citizens,” 1/5/2012
Thomas J. Sheeran, The Columbus Dispatch, Brine well caused quakes, expert says, 1/3/2012
Maggie Schneider, CNN, Official: 4 Ohio fluid-injection wells cannot open in wake of quake, 1/1/2012
Ian Urbina, New York Times, Hunt for Natural Gas Hits Fragile Soil And South Africans Fear Risk, 12/31/11
Nicholas Kusnetz, Pro Publica, Oh, Canada’s Become a Home for Record Fracking, 12/28/11
Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog, Another LNG Deal Inked, Fracking Export Bonanza Continues, 12/9/11
Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog, Fracking Ohio’s Utica Shale to “Boost Local Economy”? A “Total” Sham, 12/9/11
Ian Urbina, Jo Craven McGinty, New York Times, Learning Too Late of the Perils in Gas Well Leases, 12/1/11
Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer, 11/14/11
Associated Press, Ohio quakes tied to gas extraction?, 11/10/11
Mireya Navarro, New York Times, Pipeline Plan Stirs Debate on Both Sides of Hudson, 11/1/11
Kirk Johnson, New York Times, Drilling in Fast-Growing Areas Ushers in New Era of Tension, 10/26/11
Helen Robertson, Petroleum Economist, France Revokes All Shale Permits, 10/25/11
Abrahm Lustgarten, Fresh Air, The Trouble With Health Problems Near Gas Fracking, 10/11
Clifford Krauss, New York Times, In North Dakota, Flames of Wasted Natural Gas Light the Prairie, 9/29/11
Mireya Navarro, New York Times, Signing Drilling Leases, and Now Having Regrets, 9/22/11
Independent Coalition of Citizens Against Fracking, New report: Cuomo’s fracking panel fatally biased, 9/22/11
Abrahm Lustgarten, Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica, Scientific American, Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Natural Gas Fields, 9/20/11
Jon Campbell, Albany Democrat and Chronicle, Gas company to sue over town’s drilling ban, 9/19/11
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Switching from coal to natural gas would do little for global climate, study indicates, 9/14/11
Stanley Fish, New York Times, Looking for Gas in All the Wrong Places, 9/8/11
Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica, Feds Say Major New York Gas Pipeline Poses Safety Risk, 8/22/11
Ian Urbina, New York Times, A Tainted Water Well, and Concern There May Be More, 8/5/11
Politico Pro, Fracking pitting greens vs. greens?, 7/25/11
Kirsten Stade, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Fracking Fluids Poison A National Forest, 7/19/11
Ian Urbina, New York Times, Behind Veneer, Doubt on Future of Natural Gas, 7/6/11
Davide Castelvechhi, Scientific American, France becomes first country to ban extraction of natural gas by fracking, 6/30/2011
Ian Urbina, New York Times, Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush, 6/26/11
Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica, Critics Find Gaps in State Laws to Disclose Hydrofracking Chemicals, 6/25/11
Fiona Harvey, The Guardian, Natural gas is no climate change ‘panacea’, warns IEA, 6/9/11
Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica, Exxon Ad Makes Gas Drilling Seem Simpler — and Safer — Than it Really Is, 5/25/11
Susan Arbetter, WCNY connected, Does Natural Gas Leasing Hurt Property Values?, 5/25/11
Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Gas Drilling Companies Hold Data Needed by Researchers to Assess Risk to Water Quality, 5/23/11
Tom Zeller Jr, Huffpost Green, Natural Gas Revolution Is Overblown, Study Says, 5/17/11
Bryan Walsh, Time, Another Fracking Mess for the Shale-Gas Industry, 5/12/11
Mike Soraghan, New York Times, EPA Starts Work on Diesel Fracking Guidance, 5/9/11
NGI’s Shale Daily, Ohio AG Urged to Investigate Bizarre ‘Talking Points’, 4/29/11
Paul Napoli, InjuryBoard BlogNetwork, Fracking Blowout at PA Gas Well Stopped, Assessment of Environmental Damage Begins, 4/26/11
Kate Galbraith, Texas Tribune, Resistance to Gas Drilling Rises on Unlikely Soil, 4/23/11
NGI’s Shale Daily, Encana Nabs Duvernay Shale Acreage, Looks for More JVs, 4/23/11
Ian Urbina, New York Times, Chemicals Were Injected into Wells, Report Says, 4/21/11
Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press, Gas Drilling’s Promise, Perils Rile Townsfolk, 4/16/11
Tom Zeller Jr, New York Times, Studies Say Natural Gas Has Its Own Environmental Problems, 4/11/11
Ben Geman, The Hill, Study: Gas from ‘fracking’ worse than coal on climate, 4/11/11
Steve Horn, PR Watch, Fracking Insiders Score Big in New Gas Bill, But Americans Not Told the True Costs of Massive Drilling Plan, 4/7/11
Jennifer Krill, Earth Island Journal, There’s Nothing Natural About Natural Gas, 4/1/11
Kevin Dougherty, Calgary Herald, Minister confirms ban on fracking in Québec, 3/31/11
Sarah Eddington, Insurance Journal, Arkansas Earthquakes Decline After Injection Well Closures, 3/17/11
Abrahm Lustgarten, Nicholas Kusnetz, Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, PA Governor Gives Energy Executive Supreme Authority Over Environmental Permitting, 3/16/11
Mead Gruver, Associated Press, Wyoming plagued by big-city problem: smog, 3/9/11
Kevin Dougherty, Montreal Gazette, Fracking will cause ‘irreversible harm’, Shale-gas extraction a huge risk, Process will threaten drinking water, jeopardize agriculture, expert says, 3/8/11
Ian Urbina, New York Times, Pressure Limits Efforts to Police Drilling for Gas, 3/7/11
Diane Rehm Show, Drilling for Natural Gas: Rewards and Risks, 3/3/11
Ian Urbina, New York Times, Wastewater Recycling No Cure-All in Gas Process, 3/1/11
Ian Urbina, New York Times, Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers, 3/1/11
Bob King, Politico, Greens sour on natural gas, 2/22/11
Tom Zeller Jr, New York Times, Gas Drilling Technique Is Labeled Violation, 2/10/11
David Caruso, Huffington Post, ‘Fracking’ Pollution In Water: Pennsylvania Allows Natural Gas Drilling Waste Disposal In Waterways, 1/31/11
Mark Sommer, A World Of Possibilities, The Gas Rush, 1/3/11
David Lewis, Energy Collective, Radioactivity and Shale Gas: Some Like It Hot?
Tom Zeller Jr, New York Times, Governor Bans New Gas Wells on State Land, 11/17/10
Robert Jereski, Counterpunch, Banning Methane Minining, 9/27/10
Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Democracy Now, World-Renowned Scientist Dr. Theo Colborn on the Health Effects of Water Contamination from Fracking, 5/6/10
Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Buried Secrets: Gas Drllling’s Environmental Threat, 4/14/10