Address the Hazards Posed by Fracking

Oil and gas well silhouette photo: shutterstock, Calin Tatu

The oil and gas industry is taking full advantage of Michigan’s lack of regulation and oversight of new high-pressure hydraulic fracturing techniques. With each new well drilled, 20 million gallons of fresh water may be polluted with hundreds of corrosive chemicals and then discharged into aquifers and other potential drinking water sources. Fracking causes methane and ozone pollution, rapidly accelerating climate change and causing adverse health effects.

Email your legislators now and urge them to ensure the passage of six bills to address the hazards posed by fracking. These are necessary reforms to protect our water, air, and health.