Docket No. 151317.

206 Mich. App. 311 (1994)

520 N.W.2d 652


Michigan Court of Appeals.

Decided April 29, 1994.

Approved for publication July 25, 1994, at 9:15 A.M.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James Anthony Siver and Kevin V.B. Schumacher, for Dart Energy Corporation.

Parker, Miller & Kehoe (by Michael J. Kehoe), for Iosco Township.

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Thomas L. Casey, Solicitor General, and Thomas J. Emery and Roland Hwang, Assistant Attorneys General, for the Department of Natural Resources.

Amici Curiae:

Bauckham, Sparks, Rolfe & Thomsen, P.C. (by John H. Bauckham and Eileen W. Wicklund), for Michigan Townships Association.

Mika, Meyers, Beckett & Jones (by Michael C. Haines, Veryl N. Meyers, and William A. Horn), for Michigan Oil and Gas Association.

Before: HOLBROOK, JR., P.J., and REILLY and G.W. HOOD, JJ.


Plaintiff Dart Energy Corporation filed this action for a declaratory ruling and injunctive relief, claiming that defendant Department of Natural Resources had exclusive jurisdiction to regulate an oil and gas well that had been converted to a brine injection well. MCL 319.1 et seq.; MSA 13.139(1) et seq. The trial court granted plaintiff and defendant DNR's respective motions for summary disposition. MCR 2.116(C)(10). Defendant Iosco Township...

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