5:15 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

State Proposes New “Fracking” Rules

State environmental regulators have rolled out proposed new rules to cover hydraulic “fracking” for natural gas.

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5:27 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Audit Finds Problems With Oil And Gas Regulation In Michigan

A new report shows almost 70% of actively producing oil and gas wells in Michigan are not being inspected as often as the state intends.

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6:19 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Dems Call for Halt to “Fracking;” DEQ Says Drilling is Safe

Courtesy Suncor Energy

There’s a debate at the state Capitol about a natural gas drilling process known as “fracking.” Drills use a mixture of chemicals and water to extract gas from hard-to-reach pockets underground. The practice has been around for decades. Problems have been reported in other parts of the country – although never in Michigan.

But Democratic state Representative Lisa Brown says the fact that wells are now going deeper and using directional drilling raises questions.

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