Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is a drilling method that pushes water and chemicals into wells to force out oil and gas deposits. Fracking has led to cheaper prices for natural gas and less dependence on foreign sources for energy, but many people have concerns about its environmental impact….from the chemicals and amount of water used in the process, to its impact on ground water and the disposal of fracking waste. Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham hosted this Issues & Ale discussion about the concerns, economics and impact of fracking in the state.
James Clift: Michigan Environmental Council, Policy Director
John Callewaert: University of Michigan, Director of the Graham Institute
Gregory Fogle: Old Mission Energy
Listen to audio from the event below.
Issues & Ale: Fracking in Michigan
Tues, Dec 2, 7:00-8:30 PM
300 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823
Hosted by Lester Graham
Issues and Ale is an event series from Michigan Radio designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan...in an informal atmosphere.