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Stop the Sale of Mineral Rights for Fracking in Michigan

September 6, 2012

On Thursday, September 13th there will be a meeting of the Natural Resources Commission where the parcels of land being leased at the October 24th land auction will be discussed.

At this meeting, DNR Director Keith Creagh will be announcing his final decision on what state-owned mineral rights will be auctioned off in October. There will be an opportunity for public comment for people who oppose the public auctioning off of Michigan land for fracking or other fossil fuel extraction.

The meeting will be held at Lansing’s Diagnostic Center, located at 4125 Beaumont Road in Lansing, and anyone is allowed to give public comment starting around 3pm.

The group, Citizens Against Drilling on Public Land Michigan, is hoping to gather a sizeable group of people to speak their concerns about the consequences of the upcoming auction.  The national organization Food & Water Watch has created an online mechanism for people to sign up to come to this meeting to give public comment.

At the September 13 meeting Citizens Against Drilling on Public Land Michigan also plans to present all the petitions and endorsements they have received over the past few months. For more information contact Citizens Against Drilling on Public Land Michigan cadplmich@gmail.com.

For those interested in being part of any organizing against the October 24 DNR land auction you can contact the Grand Rapids group Mutual Aid GR at http://www.facebook.com/MutualAidGR.

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