Fracking in Washtenaw County
He also discussed a number of terms and several cases in which oil and natural gas recovery efforts have gone horribly, horribly wrong. I'm in the process of compiling notes and research for the article, which I hope folks spread around to friends and neighbors in Washtenaw.
If there's even a small chance that some of the worst case scenarios that have happened around the state under the current regulatory framework could happen in this county, I think it's worth resisting the oil companies.
I'm not opposed to drilling outright, but it's pretty clear after spending my evening in Brooklyn hearing Grobbel and several local officials like the Supervisor of Norvell Township recount their experiences dealing with the DEQ, that there's something wrong with how oil and gas recovery is regulated by the state.