About Lets Ban Fracking

The Committee to Ban  Fracking in Michigan is a Ballot Question Committee registered with the State of Michigan Bureau of Elections. We are a political campaign, not a non profit organization. We formed to start a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit the new 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.

In 2013 we collected over 70,000 signatures. We suspended signature-gathering after October 1. We are now in a fundraising phase to raise enough funds to launch a new campaign to qualify for the ballot in 2016. Please donate and help us reach our goal.

We have a Speakers Bureau. If you would like a representative from our campaign to speak at your event, please contact us.

  • Ballot question committees are non-partisan.
  • Contributions to the campaign are not tax-deductible.
  • Campaign finance reports are posted on the Michigan Secretary of State’s website. You may find us by searching for our committee name or committee #: 515957-9

 The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan is led by an all-volunteer team:

Campaign Director:

LuAnne Kozma          luanne@letsbanfracking.org

Steering Committee:

Todd Bazzett, Ferndale

Ellis Boal, Charlevoix

Tracy Briney, Royal Oak

Peggy Case, Honor

LuAnne Kozma, Charlevoix

Treasurer:

LuAnne Kozma


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Contact us at info@letsbanfracking.org