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Company halts oil drilling: so what?

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/09/west_bay_exec_scio_township_oi.html While this news article was informative and definitely full of newsy aspects, I found it to be a bit dry. There was no nut graph to bring a sense of urgency to the issue. The company stopped drilling because this one well they were investigating was found to be dry. So what? It seems […]

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Changing Role of Campaign Contributions in Environmental Policy

As many of you have probably heard, at the beginning of the month the Supreme Court ruled to lower limits on aggregate campaign donations in McCutcheon v. FEC. To give you an idea of what this means you can take a look here. Many environmental activists are concerned that the ruling will mean greater influence of money over […]

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Fracking in Northern Michigan

Hi everyone, this post is from Chad. I had trouble with my WordPress site (it wouldn’t let me put up a new post)- so Emily let me use her site!  For years, the Mason Tract Area in Northern Michigan has been under the threat of oil companies. After months of deliberation and discussion between local […]

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Fracking: a New Golden Age?

With every corner of the world looking for a means to create energy in a more environmentally friendly way, hydraulic fracking, or just fracking, seems to be the new fad in the Western Hemisphere. While it is no new fad altogether, it has been picking up popularity in recent months. So much so that some […]

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