Fracking/Hydraulic Fracturing

If you missed our screening of Gasland last week, here’s a chance to catch up. Keep in mind that you’re also welcome to borrow the DVD…just email us.

Gasland got many of us thinking about fracking, what’s happening in Michigan, and how to understand what’s happening nationally. Since going to law school, I think in outline form so here’s a quick fracking outline for you:

  1. Nationally
  2. Locally
    • Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council has done an incredible job explaining fracking — and its Michigan history and status — here at their website (complete with diagrams!)
    • Last week, the Detroit Free Press reported that there’s an oil boom going on in the Irish Hills, where some residents are worried oil companies are using fracking technologies and putting water supplies at risk

1 comment to Fracking/Hydraulic Fracturing

  • Lucia Messina

    If you have time, money and an extra copy, please send one to Governor Beverly Perdue in North Carolina. She, just took a secret trip to PA, to learn and look at Fracking and came back with a favorable report!!. She is not a radical conservative Governor, she is just looking for jobs in the wrong way. We don’t want what happened in MI to happen here. Coming from you would make a Point, of why this is so dangerous.

    Thanks, Lucia