Group Protests Against Fracking

By: News 10
By: News 10

"We believe that only a ban is something that will actually protect. Regulations are really about fracking,  just letting it happen under certain conditions. But there is no way to make it perfectly safe."

Some people against fracking protested in Lansing Thursday. They're trying to get hydraulic fracturing banned. That's when highly-pressurized water and chemicals are used to pull more oil and gas from the ground. The state says it's less dangerous than you might think and it's been happening in thousands of Michigan mines since the 1950s. Lawmakers are proposing regulations, but protesters say that's not enough. "We believe that only a ban is something that will actually protect. Regulations are really about fracking, just letting it happen under certain conditions. But there is no way to make it perfectly safe," said Luanne Kozma of the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan. Protesters are working to get a proposed ban on the 2016 ballot.


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