Michigan fracking petition drive

6:35 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Fracking is subject of heated debate, petition drive in Michigan

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Michigan Chamber of Commerce says it will oppose petition drive to ban hydraulic fracturing in state
The expansion of gas and oil drilling through a process called "fracking" is back as a hot-button issue in Michigan - along with petitions, protests and armed security. Armed guards were present a week ago Tuesday at a public hearing held by Michigan's departments of natural resources and environmental quality to discuss drilling and the controversial natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.