By ERIN McDONOUGH, MOGA PRESIDENT & CEO
This week's annual state Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference outlined the projections that went into to laying out the budget numbers state legislators will work with moving forward. While overall projections were cautiously optimistic, the message was to expect growth to be slow.
A pair of projects coordinated by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will receive a substantial influx of funding next year thanks to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.Read more
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board recently reccomended more than $47.6 million in grants for public recreation -- funds provided by Michigan's oil and gas industry.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder issued a statement applauding the MNRTF board for its efforts.
Public Sector Consultants has long been one of Lansing's most respected outlets for research and fact-driven information. In a recent article on its "Bright Ideas" website, PSC focuses on the very real benefits of Michigan's oil and gas industry.
Michigan's oil and gas industry is an economic powerhouse. Need proof? Just check out the economic impact study here. And for a county-by-county breakdown, choose from one of the counties below to see how Michigan's oil and gas industry makes a difference across the state.Read more
Michigan’s oil and gas industry has provided tremendous benefit to the state.
From economic impact to jobs to energy, the benefits of a robust oil and gas industry are many. Well, add wildlife habitat to the list.
With Michigan’s annual firearms deer season on the horizon, many hunters will owe a debt of gratitude to Michigan’s oil and gas industry when they fill their tags on habitat created by oil and gas extraction.
There is no evidence that fracking contaminated groundwater in Pavillion, Wyo., according to a landmark report released by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ). From the DEQ fact sheet: “Evidence does not indicate that hydraulic fracturing fluids have risen to shallow depths utilized by water-supply wells. Also, based on an evaluation of hydraulic fracturing history, and methods used in the Pavillion Gas Field, it is unlikely that hydraulic fracturing has caused any impacts to the water-supply wells.”Read more
By Scott Bellinger
Michigan Oil and Gas News
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require owner / operators of oil and gas facilities to complete and submit surveys requesting information about the facilities as part of an effort to develop standards for methane emissions for the oil and gas industry under the Clean Air Act (CAA).Read more
New data from the EPA shows that methane emissions large oil and gas facilities continue to drop -- and fast.
Rep. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp.) is poised to sign his name to a third bill this session on restricting oil drilling, particularly in suburban areas.
Upset about a 110-foot oil derrick that popped up in a residential area in his district two years ago, Lucido has been working with the Snyder administration on giving locals more control over oil drilling projects, particularly in high-density areas.