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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Time's running out to register for this important workshop!

Deep injection wells can be found wherever there is oil or gas drilling, so if you're concerned about the environmental impacts of fossil fuel extraction in Michigan, this workshop should be of interest to you. 
The price goes up $10 after tomorrow, so order soon if you plan to attend.

Injection well

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!
WHAT:  Deep Well Injection in Michigan: Deepening Our Understanding and Exploring What We Can Do About It
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. 
Christopher P. Grobbel, PhD, will present “Deep Well Injection in Michigan: Deepening Our Understanding and Exploring What We Can Do About It” on Saturday, Sep. 26, from 10am-2pm at Alma College, 614 W. Superior St. The event takes place in Room L4 of the DOW/KAPP building.
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. 
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 studentsFinal registration deadline is Sep. 25. No walk-ins.
Register here! Questions? Email gail.philbin@sierraclub.org.

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