Budget Proposal Would Expand Geological Survey

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It's hard to believe in this day of technology that just 10 percent of the state of Michigan has been geologically surveyed -- but it's true. That may be about to change and Michigan's oil and gas resources will benefit because of it. 

The Michigan budget, waiting for Gov. Rick Snyder's signature, has $500,000 earmarked for Western Michigan University's geological survey. 

This money will be matched with Federal dollars to make the survey cover much more than previously possible. The survey, despite only being partially implemented, has had a major impact on oil and gas exploration in the state. It led to largest lease sale in state history as well as previously unknown oil fields.

To read more about the survey, check out the Western Michigan University release HERE. 

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