Michigan DEQ Updates Rules, Regulations For Hydraulic Fracking

Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality is updating it’s rules and regulations linked to hydraulic fracking.

It’s a technique used to extract natural gas and oil from underground.

The DEQ’s changes focus on high-volume fracking, which uses more water than older methods.

They include requiring baseline water well testing in the area before high-volume fracking can begin.

Another requires full disclosure of types and volumes of chemicals being injected into the ground.

To get more facts on fracking around Northern Michigan, head to the DEQ’s website