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“Petroleum-238: Big Oil’s Dangerous Secret and the Grassroots Fight to Stop It”

Book tour and author talk by Justin Nobel

June 5, 2024, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Charlevoix Public Library, 220 Clinton Street, Charlevoix MI 49720

See Justin’s entire book tour and how to purchase the book here:

“Radioactive Oil, Gas and Frack Waste in Our Community”

Rolling Stone Magazine’s Justin Nobel will speak in Kalamazoo

March 31, 2020

You can watch this Zoom recording of this event on our Waste, Brine, Radioactive page.


The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan will be in the Michigan Court of Appeals for oral argument on March 3, 2020.PNG of oral argument 2020


October 3, 2015 Protest in Detroit

Protest at US Ecology - revised

We are co-sponsoring screenings of the film Gasland 2 throughout 2014. Click here for a full listing.

A fundraiser and educational lecture for Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Ann Arbor:


Ban Michigan Fracking co-sponsors this event with Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan and Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation.

ANNOUNCING: Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan is hosting Josh Fox live in Royal Oak, and a free screening of the sequel documentary, Gasland Part II, at the Main Art Theatre, October 16. Pass the word! Co-hosted by Ban Michigan Fracking and Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation.


The AuGres Rifle Watershed group will present a proposed ordinance placing a moratorium on frack disposal wells and pipelines in Ogemaw County. 

Location: 806 W. Houghton, West Branch

PROTEST AT DNR AUCTION–Lansing Center, Lansing, October 24, 2012, 8 a.m. or earlier.

Another round of mineral leases will be up for auction by the State of Michigan, tomorrow morning in Lansing at 8 a.m.  Groups and anti-frack activists from around the state plan to be at the auction and outside the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing to protest the auction.

May 1 – Oil & Gas Leasing Meeting at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings, 6-8:30 pm
Pierce Cedar Creek will host an informational meeting for landowners (and the public) interested in learning more about oil and gas leasing of private properties. The typical oil and gas leasing meeting offered through the MSU Extension office includes a presentation by the DEQ on hydraulic fracturing as well as print materials offered by the Michigan Oil and Gas Producer’s Education Foundation (industry-funded).

May 2 – “Fracking in Middleville’s Backyard?” in Middleville, sponsored by Local Future, 7 pm

Local Future will host a discussion on the environmental impacts of fracking at the Thornapple Township Hall, 200 E. Main St., in Middleville.

MAY 8 – Protest at the Auction in Lansing
Where: Constitution Hall, 525 West Allegan, Lansing, MI
When: Gather at 7:30am or after
Details: Bidders register at 8:00am / Auction begins at 9:00am

Purpose: Let the Michigan DNR/DEQ know that we do not support oil & gas leasing and fracking on public land

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See the DNR/DEQ bid notice and packages:

DNR – Oil & Gas Lease Auction Information

May 18 and 19, 2012

Traverse City and Gaylord

“The Truth and Consequences of Fracking” and “Woods or Wells? Ecological Consequences of Unconventional Gas Extraction”

Download the PDF of the poster: The Truth and Consequences of Fracking

May 23 – Public Hearing on Injection Well(s) in Jackson County

Details to follow

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Past events:

April 18, 2012

Wednesday, noon to 1:00  pm

Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, Michigan

Ban Michigan Fracking:  Occupy/protest at the 10th Annual Michigan Petroleum Conference of the Michigan Oil and Gas Association.

Afternoon speakers include:  David Miller, Associated Petroleum
Industries, Washington DC, “Hydraulic Fracturing — Opportunities and Challenges”

The conference:

Two Monday, March 26
Fracking events in and around Grand Rapids:

Alpine Township fracking meeting, 6-9pm
See:“No Fracking Way” talk by Chris Williams, Grand Valley State University- 4-6pm.

WednesdayFebruary 22, 2012

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

“The Pros and Cons of Fracking” Forum
League of Women Voters

Traverse Area District Library
610 Woodmere, Traverse City, Michigan

LWV’s press release:

Ellis Boal will be one of the three panelists, representing Ban Michigan Fracking. 

Also on the program are representatives from the DEQ and the gas industry.