It's Time To Register For The Legislative Education Day

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Join us Wed. February 15 for the MI Crude Oil and Natural Gas Legislative Education Day!

As an industry, we have a powerful message as evidenced by the research contained in our recently commissioned economic impact study (Michigan's Oil and Natural Gas Industry: Economic Contribution) The Legislative Education Day launch this past May was an important step in working to re-frame our industry at the administrative and legislative level and to take control of the story that is told about us.

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Old Bill That Erodes Property Rights Makes a Return

ERIN McDONOUGH, PRESIDENT AND CEO

If you needed a reminder to attend the February 15 Legislative Education Day, this is it.

As the newly elected Michigan House members work hard to assign committee assignments, make connections and set priorities, some old legislation geared toward hindering private property rights has been reintroduced.

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Pipelines See New Life: What Does It Mean For Michigan

By Erin McDonough

On January 24, 2017 President Trump signed two Executive Orders designed to revive and expedite the approval for Keystone XL and the Dakota Access Pipeline, both of which were denied permits under the previous administration.

Specifically, the EO calls on the U.S. Army Corp to “review and approve in an expedited manner” the Dakota Access Pipeline.  TransCanada, Keystone XL’s backer is invited to reapply for its permit, with a call for the State Department to make a decision within 60 days.  A key provision is that these companies are both directed to use as much U.S. materials in construction as possible.

 

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Changes to DEQ Structure Now In Effect

By Scott Bellinger
Managing Editor
Michigan Oil and Gas News

LANSING, Mich. — Changes in the organizational structure of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that take effect on Jan. 15, will see the Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals — which has primary regulatory authority over the permitting and drilling of oil and gas and mineral wells in the state — upgraded to the status of a division within DEQ.

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State Revenue Consensus Conference Touches on Oil and Gas Prices

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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.

 

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MNRTF Fuels Traverse Area Projects

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.

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Governor Applauds MNRTF Grants

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.

 

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PSC Highlights Benefits of Michigan's Oil and Gas Industry

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.

 

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Economic Impacts of Oil and Gas: County By County

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. 

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MOGA Helping Hunters

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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.

 

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