Michigan fracking petition drive

6:35 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Fracking is subject of heated debate, petition drive in Michigan

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.