Hydraulic fracturing is a safe, proven and essential process for recovering natural gas and oil from reserves found deep below the earth and often in tight rock. Hydraulic fracturing is essential to the successful development of most oil and gas wells in Michigan. Many formations in Michigan have low permeability and could not produce economically viable volumes of natural...
Michigan Anti-Fracking Ballot Proposal Would Limit All Drilling, Michigan Capitol Confidential, July 31, 2015
EPA Fracking Study Ends the Hyperbole, Tom Shepstone, Natural Gas Now, June 6, 2015
EPA: Fracking doesn't harm drinking water, The Washington Times, June 4, 2015
Proposed Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing Means Higher Home Heating Bills and Fewer Jobs for Michigan Residents
Permanently banning a safe method of exploring for natural gas that has been used over 12,000 times with no incident of harm to Michigan's environment or public health makes no sense. Sadly, there is an effort underway to do just that. The Michigan Chamber strongly opposes this initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" in Michigan. Learn more here.
What is Hydraulic Fracturing?
Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing
Natural gas is a critical component of America's energy supply, economic health and national security. Integral to the Michigan's state economy, the safe and responsible development of natural gas not only delivers clean, homegrown, abundant and affordable energy, but also provides good-paying jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for communities nationwide....
What Others Are Saying
“Natural gas actually burns cleaner than some other fossil fuels... It’s an ideal energy source that we potentially could use for the next 100 years...So I want to encourage natural gas production...There are a lot of folks right now who are engaging in hydraulic fracturing who are doing it safely.”
-- President Barack Obama