This week, a US Geological Survey report found that the growing incidents of earthquakes occurring in Midwest regions from Colorado to Ohio are the direct result of injecting wastewater, particularly brine, deep into wells.
The list of drawbacks to fracking and the disposal of dangerous fracking wastewater keeps growing. Northern Michigan residents will remember the strong smell of Hydrogen Sulfide gas that escaped from an injection well near Grayling on Christmas Eve, 2011. This deadly gas was detected all over Northern Michigan and only caught the attention of gas company officials after reported by residents.
When the Michigan Land Use Institute says Michigan can provide for over 70% of its energy needs through wind power alone, the question remains, “what are we doing?”
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