Interview with Attorney Ellis Boal on legal case against fracking in Michigan
Yesterday, while waiting to find out the status of several people arrested at the DNR land auction in Lansing, we had the chance to speak with Ellis Boal, a lawyer who filed an appeal on behalf of two Michigan property owners whom are being threatening by an injection well being operated by the Devon Energy Company.
This lawsuit is targeting the Michigan DEQ, which has been adamantly defending the process of hydraulic fracturing in Michigan. The case began in April when plaintiffs filed an administrative petition to the DEQ asking for a declaration that every frack well, whether vertical or horizontal, is an “injection well,” as that term is defined and as frack wells are defined by the DEQ itself.
Ellis Boal talks about the lawsuit, its significance and what it could mean for Michigan if they win the case. In addition, if people want to read the brief on this case, click here.