Tuesday, June 7, 2011
While I was driving up to U of M's Bio Station yesterday with my lab, we passed a convoy of a dozen or so Superior Well Services trucks transporting heavy equipment north along I-75. Their Pennsylvania plates made me think "fracking" and a glance at their website confirmed my suspicions. I know hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is supposed to be "completely safe" with "no chance of ground water contamination." But if you look at the legacy that Fracking has left in Pennsylvania, it seems like the industry might be painting a rosy picture. It could turn out that fracking is completely safe, but lets do through studies and make sure that this is the case before we risk contaminating Michigan's greatest natural resource.
Posted by Ben Connor Barrie at 7:37 AM