|Michigan group wants hydraulic fracturing ban on ballot|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Friday, 29 March 2013 05:40|
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A group plans to kick off its petition drive in its effort to prohibit hydraulic fracturing in Michigan.
The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan plans a Saturday event at Tracy's Corner Cafe in the Detroit suburb of Warren. MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/1044Pb3 ) signature collecting starts April 12, and the group has six months to collect them.
The organization needs roughly 258,000 signatures to initiate a bill and put it before voters in November 2014 if legislators don't act.
Other events are scheduled in upcoming weeks.
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is a technique used by the energy industry to extract oil and gas from rock by injecting high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals. Opponents fell short of the signatures for the 2012 ballot.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
|Last Updated on Friday, 29 March 2013 06:01|
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