Sunday Dec 15
Detroit Free Press
Know the outdoors: Holiday cheers
WATERS WIN THIS TIME: The DNR had a big holiday surprise when they told anglers at Thursday's Natural Resources Commission meeting they would not authorize Encana Corp. to develop the surface land on the banks of the Au Sable known as "The Holy Waters."
Michigan DNR approves Au Sable River Holy Waters leases, surface developments prohibited
Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh approve the results of an Oct. 28, oil and gas lease auction to Encana Corp., with the stipulation that the acres along the Au Sable River Holy Waters corridor are nondevelopmental.
Department of Natural Resources to decide if Canadian company can...
At stake is whether about 2,800 acres of property in a section of the river known as the Holy Waters is to be leased, primarily to a Canadian company, which could eventually drill for oil and natural gas on the land.