Opinion: Mackinac Center doesn't value our Great Lakes when it comes to oil drilling
Why the Mackinac Center has been pushing back on directional drilling is beyond me. Do they really think that Michigan can afford a spill like the BP oil quagmire? Why would we risk putting Michigan workers, families, and children through such a mess? It seems to me that the Mackinac Center doesn’t value our lakes or our people here in Michigan.
However, I am pleased that Rep. (Rebekah) Warren’s Great Lakes committee passed plans that would allow a vote by Michiganders to constitutionally ban drilling in the Great Lakes. It will ensure that folks at the Mackinac Center don’t finagle legislators into repealing the law that currently stands against directional drilling in the Great Lakes.
Andrew Eckhous West Bloomfield Student at the University of Michigan