Pump jacks are seen next to a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Fracking On The Discussion Table At W. Bloomfield Township Meeting Wednesday

The township supervisor is calling on lawmakers to change current Michigan law that does not permit local governments to ban or even regulate gas and oil drilling.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2014

Barrel used to hold fuel. FILE PHOTO. (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images, File)

Michigan Updates Oil, Gas ‘Fracking’ Regulations

The state Department of Environmental Quality has updated its regulations of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” a technique for extracting natural gas and oil from deep underground.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2014

Study: New Gas Development Boom Unlikely In Mich.

Low prices for gas and high costs of retrieving it from deep rock offer little incentive for major development.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2013

Barrel used to hold fuel. FILE PHOTO. (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images, File)

Michigan Cites Company For Fracking-Related Spill

The state Department of Environmental Quality this week issued a violation notice to Encana Oil and Gas.


State reps Vicki Barnett, Jim Nash, Jim Townsend and Ellen Cogan Lipton.  (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

State Lawmakers Want A Crackdown On Fracking

Proposed legislation would tighten regulation on a process known as “fracking.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/11/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.


Protesters Rally During State Of The State Address

Pat Hartzel traveled to Lansing to voice her opposition to fracking, a process of extracting natural gas from miles underground through high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2013

Event Notices From November 19

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and groups

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2012


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