Thursday, October 2, 2014

Workshop: Promoting Public Participation in Oil & Natural Gas Drilling Permits Oct. 11, 10am-4pm

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Presents Promoting Meaningful Public Participation in Michigan Oil & Gas Permitting Decisions

Presentation & Workshop on Public Participation in Oil & Gas Permit Decisions, by Christopher Grobbel, Ph.D., Grobbel Environmental & Planning Associates, in collaboration with the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Beyond Natural Gas & Oil Committee. 

When:  Saturday, October 11, 2014  10AM–4PM 
For more information and to register by October 8 -   Contact Rita Chapman at       No walk-up registrations! 

Who should come?  Participants will learn to read and comment on oil & natural gas drilling permits proposed in their communities, and about how to find more information.  We’ll cover technical information about the current Michigan Department of Environmental Quality regulations, Michigan geology, and other topics.  We'll also walk participants through a real permit application, and suggest items for potential comments. 

Cost – Bring a Friend and you Both Learn and Benefit for Less              $40 covers 2 people from the same township – bring someone with you who also wants to learn.  Otherwise,  $50 per person covers lunch and handouts.  Some scholarships are available, call ASAP!

Sierra Club’s Michigan Chapter has worked successfully for nearly 5 decades to protect, explore and enjoy our Great Lakes State and way of life.  Today, the 168,000 members and supporters of Sierra Club in Michigan stand ready to tackle current threats.  Our experienced staff and dedicated volunteers work hard to protect the places you love and to make sure your family has a healthy, safe Michigan to call home.