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Fracking may threaten state water supply

 


To the Editor:

Unknown by most, a method called fracking could be threatening Michigan’s water supply.

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is an extraction process used by the natural gas industry that involves blasting a mixture of water and dangerous chemicals deep underground to explore for natural gas.

So why does the natural gas industry want to increase fracking in Michigan, potentially jeopardizing our water supply? They make a great deal of money off of natural gas drilling.

However, the industry refuses to disclose the chemicals they are injecting into the ground. These chemicals include many known cancer-causing compounds, can end up in our drinking water and can have major negative impacts on public health. We have a right to know what could end up in our drinking water.

Take a minute to call Gov. Rick Synder at 517-335-7858 or email him at rick.snyder@michigan.gov and tell him to push pause on fracking by passing a moratorium until we address the dangers of fracking.

Jenna Pedrin

Bessemer