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Click on the button below to show all Michigan oil & gas wells that have caused ground water contamination according to the Michigan DNR's 1993 SAP list. Note that some ground water contamination locations have been fully remediated and some are in active remediation. Currently there are 206 confirmed cases where ground water was contaminated as a result of an oil or gas well. We know of more wells and expect this number to rise as our research continues but we only list wells where we can get confirmation from MDEQ documentation.




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Click on the button below to show our demo map of spill locations. Through boots on the ground research, we are collecting data and documentation on spill locations and putting the resultant reports on the location homepages. Click any of the markers on the demo map and check out the report on the location's homepage. We detail information about the ground water contamination at each of the locations and support the report with documents from various MDEQ field offices throughout the state.




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Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – November 2016

When operators want to drill oil wells in densely populated areas, it creates controversy. That’s exactly what happened with the Word of Faith 16-27 well in Southfield, Michigan. Southfield, with a population of 75,000 people, has never had an oil well until now. After failed protests & failed attempts by the City of Southfield to stop the well, it’s been drilled and completed. The well is flow testing now and it looks like it’s going to be a long term producer. Read this post to learn more about what you can expect to see next at the Word of Faith oil well in Southfield and view recent pictures & video of the well from November of 2016.

Jordan Development’s Word of Faith 16-27 Niagaran Oil Well in Southfield, Michigan

It looks like Jordan Development’s Word Of Faith 16-27 Niagaran oil well is going to be a long term producer based on the flare stack shown in this post’s video. Check it out and stay tuned for RMP’s November MOGM where we will explain what Southfield resident’s can expect to happen at this location as Jordan Development puts in the necessary infrastructure to produce. The November MOGM will be published November 30, 2016 and we will have more pictures of the well along with our explanation of what will most likely happen next.

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Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – October 2016

In the October 2016 MOGM we look again at the issue of putting Antrim Shale Wells on a vacuum system. We look at the numbers, like always, and we end with some final thoughts on how the word “fracking” has ironically set back environmental protection.

2016 Michigan Hydrocarbon Production Results January – June

At this point in October of 2016, all the reporting through the first six months of 2016 is complete. RMP has again downloaded, parsed, and analyzed the Michigan hydrocarbon production data for the Michigan Basin. Click through to check out our reporting and graphical analysis of Michigan Basin production. This post’s cover photo was taken 10/21/2016 and is the brand new 700 MW Alpine Natural Gas Power Plant west of Gaylord. Photo Credit: Neo.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 – Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

On October 3, 2016, the US Army (TARDEC division) and General Motors revealed the new Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 military vehicle powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells. This vehicle is a beast that operates silently and can be powered by hydrogen fuel which can be made from water or sewage or just about anything. The soldiers driving this truck can literally drink the water emissions from the tailpipe. It’s time Michigan got off its derriere and starting building some H2 filling stations so folks like you and me can start driving these FCEV marvels of technology. Oil is obsolete.

Carbon Capture & Sequestration (#CCS) – Michigan’s Leading Role

Michigan is playing a leading role in Carbon Capture & Sequestration (#CCS). Developing solar & wind as renewable energy resources is very important, but there is a reality that fossil fuels will provide a majority percentage of global energy for many decades to come even if every single world citizen & legislator focused on eliminating coal & oil. These are facts. Check out RMP’s report on why #CCS is so important, how Michigan is playing a leading role in #CCS, and check out RMP’s exclusive new map of Carbon Dioxide sequestration wells. Join RMP to learn about the energy issues that matter most.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – September 2016

Click here to read respectmyplanet.org’s September 2016 – Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly magazine. Each month RMP keeps our readers in the Michigan Basin up to date on oil & gas news and activity. RMP is a Michigan based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the responsible migration away from crude oil as an energy source and the advancement of fuel cell electric vehicles. We do what we do because we believe freshwater is world’s most valuable natural resource and there is no need to threaten water to make energy.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – August 2016

Michigan oil & gas activity gets busy in August of 2016. August has more applications for new wells than all seven previous months of 2016 combined. We have an applications for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration, High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF), as well as applications to explore the Trenton Group in Lenawee & Monroe Counties. The HVHF well takes us down memory lane and we examine why the Integrated Assessment of HVHF published by the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute is a fundamentally flawed report with flawed timing. Click through to read all about it.

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Fuel Cells 101 – Learning The Basics

In this “101” post, RMP writes about the five basic types of fuel cells. Many people may not have heard of fuel cells but they’re here today and will be a bigger part of society more and more. Fuel cells generate electricity with only trace amounts of NOx pollution, SOx pollution, and particulate matter emissions. Furthermore, fuel cells produce less CO2 than than other power plants and have higher efficiencies. Even when CO2 is produced, fuel cells can make it more economical to capture that CO2. There are so many benefits that it’s hard to name them all in this excerpt. Click here to read this post and bring yourself up to speed on the basics of fuel cells.

Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – July 2016

This month a group calling themselves the MICATS staged a protest at Attorney General Bill Schuette’s home in Midland, Michigan.  The Detroit News has a story here. For the record, I have never supported extremist groups or individuals like those in MICATS and neither has respectmyplanet.org.  I don’t know them, affiliate with them, or in any way … Continue reading “Michigan Oil & Gas Monthly – July 2016”




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