The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan’s (CBFM) complaint seeking to certify its petition to ban fracking in Michigan.
Beginning in 2015, the CBFM collected signatures to put a ban on hydraulic fracturing on the ballot. The group, however, failed to gather the required number of signatures within the 180-day window required by law. The group has been fighting the limit in court since 2016.
Last week, the Court of Appeals rejected the group’s request to strike down the statute.
The CBFM has said it will now appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court, where Democratic-nominated justices have the majority for the first time since 2010.