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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)

Reports

Grobbel, Christopher. Deep Well Injection: A Position Paper. For Friends of the Jordan Watershed Inc. September 2010.

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

Food and Water Watch, Exposing the Oil and Gas Industry’s False Jobs Promise for Shale Gas Development: How Methodological Flaws Grossly Exaggerate Jobs Projections, 2011.

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 CommissionHeritage.com, 4/6/2012.

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 JournalSinopec Enters U.S. Shale, 1/4/2012

ForbesChina Set To Frack America In Shale Deal With Devon, 1/4/2012

ReutersSinopec, Total pour $4.5 billion into U.S. shale, 1/3/2012

Business WeekDevon sells stake in shale ventures to Sinopec, 1/3/2012

The Wall Street Journal’s Deal BlogThe 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 ExpressAnother Round of Fracking in Northern Michigan, 12/1/11

Gary Hoffman, Traverse City Business News, High & Dry?, 10/4/11

Eartha Jane Melzer, Michigan MessengerWayne County passes anti-fracking resolution, 9/26/11

Food and Water Watch, AlterNetDetroit Becomes First City in Michigan to Ban Fracking, 8/3/11

Jim Lynch, Detroit NewsNatural gas exploration slows down in Michigan; falling prices, new extraction laws, iffy test well results cited, 6/20/11

Curt Guyette, Detroit Metro TimesWhat the frack?
Controversy over fracking in Michigan prompts calls for ban, moratorium
, 6/20/11

Linda Gallagher, Antrim ReviewCounty denies brine pipeline request, 6/15/11

Eartha Jane Melzer, Michigan MessengerDEQ 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, VarnumBlogSupport for Michigan’s Water Withdrawal Tool Cut, 5/26/11

Robert Conradi, Washtenaw VoiceA frackin’ shame, 4/12/11

Eartha Jane Melzer, Michigan MessengerGroup 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 NewsHydraulic Fracturing Gas Leaks and ‘Pure Michigan’ Make Strange Bedfellows, 2/16/11

Associated PressLeak shuts down drilling operation at Michigan well, 2/11/11

Eartha Jane Melzer, Ed Brayton, Michigan Messengerfracking series, 12/21/10 et seq

Interlochen Public Radio, Michigan Enviro Groups Weigh-in on “Fracking”, 12/1/10

Linda Gallagher, Antrim ReviewPreliminary applications submitted for Utica shale wells in Mancelona Township, 11/30/10

Jim Lynch, Detroit NewsGas drilling technique sparks fears in Michigan, 10/26/10

Lester Graham, Michigan RadioCompanies Buy Up Drilling Rights in Michigan, 10/4/10

Robert E. Martin, The ReviewSelling 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 BlueMichigan’s New Natural Gas Rush: Energy and Water in Play, 7/29/10

Anne Stanton, Northern ExposureFear of Fracking, 7/27/10

Eartha Melzer, Glen Arbor Sun“Fracking” gas companies target northern Michigan, 7/5/10

State Oil and Gas Lease Auction Sets Historic Record for Revenue, 6/30/10

Keith Schneider, Michigan Land Use InstituteIndustry 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

Another court upholds fracking banThe Ithaca Daily Sun, 2/27/2012

Middlefield wins ‘home rule’ case in court: Victory comes on heels of similar ruling for DrydenThe 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 courtThe Cooperstown Crier, 2/23/2012

Court upholds Dryden’s ban on frackingThe Ithaca Daily Sun, 2/22/2012

Judge’s ruling complicates hydrofracking issue in New YorkNew 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 BusinessweekNew 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 TimesAfter 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 PressFracking 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 DispatchBrine well caused quakes, expert says1/3/2012

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, DeSmogBlogAnother 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