The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality proposed new rules in late April to regulate hydraulic fracking in Michigan. The new regulations focus on monitoring high-volume fracking operations for water quality and supplying more information to the public.
James Clift, Policy Director for the Michigan Environmental Council, tells Current State that the new regulations are a step in the right direction, but he thinks there are some flaws with the proposed changes.
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