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Canadian Firm Plans Fracking Campaign That Could Require 4 Billion Gallons of Michigan Water -


Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife )

Cal
- 538 days ago - bridgemi.com
A Canadian firm has laid out plans to drill 500 new natural gas wells in Northern Michigan, using a technique that could consume more than 4 billion gallons of groundwater - See more at: http://bridgemi.com/2013/06/canadian-firm-plans-fr acking-campaign-t



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Ken L. (74)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:37 am
That is bad news for Michigan residents , they should be opposing this, and telling the Canadians to do it in their own land .
 

Christeen Anderson (550)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:49 am
You have got to be kidding me. Are people this ignorant?
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:13 am
this is just an oversized load of BS, who would allow that????
 

Barbara K. (75)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:17 am
Let them screw up their own country and leaves ours alone. They always considered us to be their dumping ground and I think we should put a stop to it. Maybe we should be gong over there and fracking Canada.
 

Winn Adams (203)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:55 am
Bad news. I hope they come to their senses.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Monday July 1, 2013, 6:04 am
Thanks.
 

Gene Jacobson (255)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:15 am
Are these people insane? Do they NOT know fresh groundwater is a non renewable resource? Or at least not a quickly renewed one? Is Michigan planning on drinking from Lake Michigan? Does Michael Moore, a Michigan resident know about this? Because this is just ridiculous and incredibly dangerous to the environment in Michigan. Some jobs are not worth the money. This is one of them.
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:46 am
Something doesn't add up here:

In fracking, only some of the water actually gets contaminated. Most of that may be left in the holes, but the bulk of the water gets reused over and over. 500 bore-holes requiring a total of 4 billion gallons of water will mostly use the same water over and over, not having anything close to the environmental impact predicted by anybody who doesn't realize this.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:59 am
Sadly Noted
 

Jeaneen A. (157)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:44 am
Why do these articles not have petitions to sign and help these people fight for their water rights. Our Government must be allowing it.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Monday July 1, 2013, 10:35 am
All this frack business has to stop.

It's just no good, it just makes no sense to spoil everything on this earth for such a small amount of gas - gas that we can't burn anyway because of greenhouse gasses.
 

Mike M. (56)
Monday July 1, 2013, 10:35 am
That sounds totally screwed up.
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:01 am
We do have public debt with Canada, so I suppose this would be better than Keystone pipeline...sad but true.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:46 am
I suggest the people of Michigan (and everyone else, too) watch the documentary, "Gasland" - it's a very depressing movie but I cannot imagine anyone seeing it allowing fracking anywhere. There is NOTHING good about this except that it makes the gas and oil people even wealthier - and that won't matter a whit when we - and they - are all dead.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday July 1, 2013, 12:44 pm
No more fracking ~ It's not needed and is a big waste !
 

Clifton Jackson (124)
Monday July 1, 2013, 1:01 pm
NO!! Stop this!!!
 

chris b. (38)
Monday July 1, 2013, 1:14 pm
no no no. Do we all know that Nestle is sucking all of the water out of Michigan for their bottled water? now this? And Canada? Who the hell is in charge here? And I've seen Gas Land. Just disgusting what that does to our environment. People can't drink their water, animals dying, water being set on fire due to all of the chemicals. I guess people just don't want to survive. All the water will be gone and livestock dead, not to mention soil that cannot be planted on. shame shame shame on you.
 

Dave C. (227)
Monday July 1, 2013, 1:20 pm
money justifies.....money corrupts....money creates greed for more money and justifies any type of destruction.....
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Monday July 1, 2013, 1:44 pm
Where's the petition?
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday July 1, 2013, 1:46 pm

This happens with every one of these FRACKING wells.
 

Kathy Niell (109)
Monday July 1, 2013, 1:47 pm
This is DISGUSTING! What are we going to drink when all our water is contaminated by fracking, just so China can buy all our natural gas?!
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Monday July 1, 2013, 2:00 pm
This is terrible, the water wars will be coming a lot sooner than we originally thought due to fracking.
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Monday July 1, 2013, 2:21 pm
Fracking noted
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Monday July 1, 2013, 3:01 pm
At a time when we've had record breaking temperatures in the Southwest and elsewhere, it seems to me that Michigan is not only doing a disservice to its citizens but also the environment. The one thing that I remember in all the reading that I've done on climate change is the lack of fresh drinkable water. That amount that's being used in fracking could very well be our downfall to our planet and all living things.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Monday July 1, 2013, 3:23 pm
Well, this is Stephan Harper, our wonderful prime minister of Canada. He does not care about our environment. Where is the petition to sign?
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Monday July 1, 2013, 3:59 pm
I think it's past time to ask Obama for a nationwide moratorium on fracking. It is clear that more study must be done--studies that will find just how dangerous fracking is to our water system, environment, wildlife, and human beings. Although I'm tired of signing petitions and sending letters, I will continue to. But, it makes so much more sense to just stop fracking with a moratorium. Where is the EPA in all of this? It was created to be an Environmental Protection Agency....and is failing at protecting anything and everything.
 

Sheila S. (65)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:28 pm
I agree with Lois Jordan...I just don't understand why there isn't a flat our moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracking at this time!?! If President Obama wants to take credit for being the "Climate Change Champion" he needs to focus on something more than just carbon emissions. This is such an outrage!!!!
 

. (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:40 pm
That's not right! Michigan should be fighting it.
 

James Doeppers (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:41 pm
Thanks
 

Paulett Simunich (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:56 pm
Thank you Cal for a great article.....also thanks to Gene Jacobson, Arielle S. , and Chris B. I have seen Gasland, Part 1 and 2....all America should be able to watch it...Drastic, dramatic, dynamic and also the darn truth.......Why would be allow water from the USA be used for this???? In agreement with Gene J. ...Some jobs are not worth the money.!!!!
 

Dianne D. (462)
Monday July 1, 2013, 6:44 pm
Greedy bastards. Don't they know how precious water is. We will stop them.
 

pam w. (191)
Monday July 1, 2013, 6:45 pm
Oh, REALLY?
 

Nadia Bonner (16)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:06 pm
I can*t believe that their going to allow this people to actually do this can somebody stop them.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:29 pm
Money at work. Put it in the right places and you can do anything you want.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:33 pm
We are running out of potable water.
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:53 pm
How awful. : (
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:59 pm
This bypasses plain old greed....This is like Manic Greed!
 

Fran away F. (117)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:32 pm
This is another example of the hubris of Big Oil and Gas, who act like they own the world and can push the peasants around whenever they want to. Although Encana is a Canadian company, I suspect that the Koch brothers, who have funded anti-democratic government agendas in the Midwest and elsewhere, have a hand in this.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:10 pm
I am absolutely convinced there is a dark, blasphemous force that is determined to destroy our planet.

There was a time when such thoughts were paranoia.

Now, they are reality.

Yet, we can and we must defend our planet and all that is good within it.
 

Nancy Crouse (5)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:51 pm
To these people, greed is an addiction which must be stopped for this planet's sake and for ours. We live in a fragile state now but these frackers are F---ing up our environment. We must be vifilant with opposing these companies.
 

D D. (102)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:04 am
This is just plain crazy........
 

Sherry Coleman (66)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 2:30 am
Fracking should be illegal
 

Lona Goudswaard (79)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:10 am
Noted. If this is allowed, it'll come back to haunt us, like so many other things. There already is a shortage of drinkable water in the world and in the future this'll be a case of what goes down must come up including all de contamination.
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:13 am
Really bad news:. Saly noted! Thanks for sharing
 

Barbara V. (51)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:11 pm
OMG! What in the world is WRONG with people????? How could they possibly allow such a horrible thing on their own turf of Michigan???? These GD frackers are bound and determined to poison not only the land but the WATER! I am totally flummoxed that those devils can plan to use that much water and then contaminate it right out from under the citizens of Michigan. Are they insane? If the Canadians want to pollute, let them do it in Canada! Oh God, what's this country coming to???? Poisoners and profit, that's what.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:47 pm
Noted!!
 

LMj Sunshine (143)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:17 pm
Horrible news and what's with Michigan??!!
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:18 pm
I don't know why Michigan would go along with this unless there is a promise of jobs. Something Michigan needs more than many other states.

Its a crying shame that they would give up such a precious resource for such a short sighted/short term objective.
 

Jamie Clemons (283)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:53 pm
Destroying our planet one frack at a time.
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:38 pm
No! Wrong wrong ;(
 
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