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Energy Company Plans to Explore Fracking in Kalkaska County

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An energy company says it plans to drill 13 hydraulic fracturing wells in Kalkaska County.

Encana Oil & Gas has applied for the fracking permit that will need 300 million gallons of groundwater.

Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping water, sand and chemicals into gas or oil deposits deep underground to extract energy.

The company says they follow state regulations on using groundwater for exploration.

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