Drilling Could Boost Local Economy

Hundreds of people headed out to Missaukee County Thursday night to learn if they could be sitting on a gold mine–a gold mine of natural gas or oil, that is. The Michigan State University's Extension Program held a meeting in McBain Thursday night to educate landowners about leasing their mineral rights. Several gas and oil companies are interested in sites in Missaukee County to drill, potentially bringing a financial boost to those landowners. But could it also boost the local economy? 9&10's Cali O'Rourke and photojournalist Joel Deaner have more details on how drilling could help Northern Michigan's economy. MSU's Extension Program's next informational meeting will be June 23rd in Kalkaska, Mich.

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