Extreme Proposal to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing Fails to Make 2014 Ballot

Thursday, October 10 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to report that its aggressive statewide education campaign to protect Michigan’s energy future worked as proponents seeking to ban the use of hydraulic fracturing in Michigan gathered only 27 percent of the minimum required signatures to put a hydraulic fracturing ban on the 2014 ballot.

Michigan Chamber Launches Statewide Campaign to Protect Michigan's Energy Future

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced the launch of a statewide voter education campaign, called “Protect Michigan’s Energy Future.”  The campaign includes billboards, posted across the state, as well as a website ( to help educate voters about the benefits of energy production in Michigan. 

Michigan Chamber Supports Responsible Energy Exploration; Opposes Job-Killing Petition Drive to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted unanimously to support responsible oil and gas exploration in Michigan and to oppose any attempt to ban the use of hydraulic fracturing, including a false and misleading petition drive now underway by irresponsible environmental groups.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Mandate Use of Renewable Energy is Bad Public Policy and Should Be Rejected!

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today voiced strong opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment to mandate utilities to obtain at least 25 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by the year 2025.

“The best way to develop and expand renewable energy in Michigan is through the marketplace or the legislative process, not by amending the state constitution,” said Rich Studley, President & CEO of the Michigan Chamber. 

Michigan Chamber Announces Support for Keystone XL Pipeline; Pipeline Will Boost State and National Energy Security

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced, in cooperation with the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), that 14,382 public comments have been submitted from Michigan residents supporting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The comments were submitted to the U.S. Department of State, which must issue the final necessary permit to allow the Keystone XL project to proceed.