The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has received applications for permits for deep well injection activity in more than a dozen counties. Is your county one of them? What does it mean for you and your family? Find out at our workshop Sep. 26! Early registration rate (before Sep. 18) is $25 ($15 for students with ID). Register today!
WHEN: Sat., Sep 26, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Alma College, 614 W. Superior St., Alma; Room L4 of the DOW/KAPP Bldg.
Permits for injection wells containing hazardous substances posing a serious threat to water quality are increasing in Michigan, yet most people including local public officials know little about them. In an effort to educate Michigan citizens and local governments, Sierra Club has paired with Grobbel Environmental & Planning Associates to present a workshop on about the history, purpose and risks of injection wells in Michigan.
Christopher P. Grobbel, PhD, is an environmental consultant based in Traverse City and MSU professor of environmental planning and management, environmental impact assessment, environmental law, and sustainability studies.
Grobbel will lay out the context for this activity in Michigan and then explore the environmental risk associated with it and how the public can get involved in the process. Grobbel’s presentation will cover the history and regulatory framework of injections wells, the technology and geology involved in Michigan, and dangers such as spills and seismic activity.
REGISTER TODAY AND SAVE!
On or before Sep. 18: $25 general public/$15 students (with ID). The cost covers lunch and all conference materials.
After Sep. 18: $35 for the general public; $20 for students. Final registration deadline is Sep. 25. No walk-ins.
Register here! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.