Clean fresh water is essential to our human and ecological health, as well as Michigan’s economic pillars. We must address the unprecedented threats that our waters—especially groundwater—face from over-extraction and contamination. Of distinct concern are our state’s large-scale water withdrawal process and the water-intensive oil and gas drilling method known as high-volume hydraulic fracturing or “hydrofracking”. In order to prevent harm to our rivers, lakes and streams, Michigan must take necessary steps to update our water withdrawal process for all large-scale water users, while strengthening hydrofracking regulations to include full chemical disclosure and likely impacts to Michigan’s waters
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Nov 18, 2011
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Jul 13, 2011
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Jun 28, 2011
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