The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan is a Ballot Question Committee registered with the State of Michigan Bureau of Elections. We formed to start a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit this type of horizontal fracking and frack wastes in Michigan.
We believe that only a ban on fracking will protect our health and safety, our precious fresh water, communities, parks, forests, schools, businesses, farms, tourism, wildlife, and environment from the devastating harms of the massive, industrial-scale fracking planned for Michigan and the enormous amount of frack wastes inherently created in the fracking process, including wastes that would come here from other states where fracking takes place.
In 2013 we drafted language for a legislative ballot initiative, (also called a “legislative proposal”) which would change state statute, (not the state constitution), to ban horizontal fracking and frack wastes. Our proposed law would also remove the language in the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act that favors the special-interests of the oil and gas industry fostering “maximum production” of oil and gas, over the protection of human health and water. Michigan's current policy promoting maximum production of natural gas adds to global warming.
A legislative initiative requires 258,088 valid signatures from Michigan voters to qualify.
Todd Bazzett, Ferndale
Ellis Boal, Charlevoix
Margaret Case, Honor
Pam Rymanowicz, Holt
Joy Smith, Manistee
Nancy Witter, Ann Arbor
Carol Yager, Grand Rapids