Ottawa County Planning Commission Hydraulic Fracturing Seminar

Date: July 16, 2013
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: 1220 Filmore Street Complex - Main Conference Room, West Olive, MI
Contact: RSVP Ottawa County Department of Planning and Performance Improvement 616-738-4852 or

This seminar will provide information about the geology of Ottawa County, the history of fracking in Michigan, state regulations, the well drilling process, environmental safety precautions, economic impacts, environmental concerns, local unit of government regulatory authority, and information for property owners on negotiating an oil and gas lease. The seminar will include presentations from a local environmental consultant, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Michigan Oil and Gas Association, the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan, Scholten Fant (a local law firm), and the Michigan State University Extension. There will also be a question and answer session following the presentations.

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