Restore the Public Trust
By Dr. John Richter President, Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, Inc.
It is outrageous that a major foreign corporation can lease public lands at bargain rates, withdraw vast volumes of fresh water for free, repeatedly violate Michigan’s Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool, pollute these waters with toxic chemicals they don’t have to disclose and then permanently dispose of this waste deep underground. Recently over 20 million gallons of fresh ground water .... read more
Friday, February 22nd, 2013 marks one of the darkest days in Michigan’s natural history. That was the day Michigan’s Senate quietly passed S.B. 78 which specifically removed “Biodiversity” from the long held stated goals and policies by which our state has managed our public-owned natural resources. No longer will nature, diversity of species or environmental quality be considered or stand in the way of logging, mining or drilling for oil and gas in our State Forests Few people ..... more
Letter to the NRC
- legal challenge to confront Fracking
- by Jim Olson on behalf of FOJ
Letter to the NRC - by Dr. John W. Richter, President FOJ
Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush - N.Y.Times
Proposed fracking in Michigan - videos
FOJ's Opposition to Biomass
- get your bumper sticker here
Biomass - Up In Smoke, Burning The Future
Call for a Moratorium on Tree Burning for Power in Michigan
Environmental - other
When Fracking Comes to Town
This presentation is by Cal Tillman, former mayor of
Dish, Texas, and featured in the movie Gasland.
Through his personal story, he shows the connection
between unconventional, slick water, deep shale
horizontal fracking, and the degradation of living
conditions that eventually force him to move his
family away from Dish to protect their health.
Northern Michigan is the next target for intense development of the Utica Collingwood Shale by the oil and gas industry.
This presentation was made at Harbor Springs High School in Harbor Springs, Michigan.