Oil and Gas in Your Everyday Life
Last week, The Michigan Chamber of Commerce celebrated the passing of Senate Bills 652-654 in the State Senate and now the package awaits State House approval.
The bill package establishes an 11-member stakeholder committee with the authority to review all proposed environmental rules and make amendments if deemed necessary. Furthermore, the bill package creates a permit appeal board with members selected by the DEQ director and reestablishes the environmental science review board to ensure the protection of citizens from environmental threats.
The committee includes representation from various sectors including oil and gas, environmental, conservation, local governments, medical, the general public, public utilities, small business, manufacturers, solid waste, and agriculture. This committee, with its diverse makeup, is intended to strengthen and improve DEQ rulemaking.
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MNRTF Board Approves $40.3 Million in Recreation Grants
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, supported by oil and gas lease royalties, continues to make a major impact on Michigan's great outdoors.
Recently, the MNRTF Board recommended more than $40 million in grants for outdoor recreational development and land acquisition projects to the state Legislature. READ MORE
EPA draft Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022 highlights three goals
The draft Strategic Plan includes objectives and strategies for achieving the strategic goals, and establishes strategic measures and FY 2018-2019 Agency Priority Goals by which the EPA will hold itself accountable to monitor progress in improving significantly the way EPA does business. This includes environmental benefits and engaging closely with public sector partners at all levels and the regulated community. READ MORE
Proposed Tax Reform Could Benefit Industry
Earlier this week, the first details of Pres. Trump's tax plan were unveiled. The Independent Petroleum Association of America issued an analysis of the package that explains some positive impacts on the oil and gas industry. READ MORE
B & B Oilfield Equipment Corp. expands services and reach
What began 35 years ago as a small, family-owned and operated wellhead business in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. has thrived in the ensuing decades, expanding in both products and services offered while extending its reach outside Michigan — all while remaining a family business, run by the same, albeit larger, family. READ MORE
Taplin Group Diversifies To Serve Oil and Gas Community
The establishment in late 2016 by Steve Taplin, founder of Kalamazoo-based environmental remediation company Terra Contracting, of a group of new environmental service firms, that include Taplin Group and Taplin Holdings, is just the latest chapter in an evolving story of diversification into new markets utilizing common equipment and common personnel that began more than six decades ago when Taplin’s father, Al Taplin, bought a business called A & B Sewer Cleaning for $800. READ MORE
NEXUS Pipeline Expected To Create Hundreds of Jobs
The NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline has been granted approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The $2 billion project is designed to carry 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day from the Utica and Marcellus shale fields in Appalachia across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Ontario, Canada. READ MORE
Lambton County Council Supports Line 5
According to a report from BlackburnNews.com, the Lambton County Council in Ontario has gone on record in support of the continued safe operation of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. READ MORE
Oil and Gas: The Lifeblood of Michigan's Economy
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