Michigan group wants hydraulic fracturing ban on ballot
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 29 March 2013 06:40

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.

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Online:

http://www.letsbanfracking.org


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 March 2013 07:01
 

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