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Monday, April 30, 2012

Ban Michigan Fracking asks Michigan DEQ to treat frack wells as injection wells

For more information, contact:
Ellis Boal 231-547-2626

Charlevoix--On April 27, 2012, Ban Michigan Fracking, together with Deanna Hughes and Heather Schiele, filed a request for a declaratory ruling with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) director Dan Wyant, asking the agency to treat frack wells statewide as injection wells, and to suspend issuing frack permits while it decides the petition.

The petition notes the gas industry agrees a frack well is an injection well, so the DEQ should too.

A ruling would mean applicants for frack wells would have to provide data, among other things, about the chemical analysis of the types of fluids to be injected.  The data would have to be provided at the time of the application so nearby landowners can do efficient baseline water testing before drilling commences.

Hughes and Schiele live in Sherman Township, Gladwin County, where Devon Energy is about to start horizontal fracking in the A-1Carbonate layer, a bit shallower than Utica-Collingwood.

Landowners and residents nearby to other frack wells are welcome to join the request.

Copies of this and additional case documents are on the website of Ban Michigan Fracking