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Town Hall Meeting on Oil & Gas Drilling and “Fracking”

Wednesday night meeting will focus on the impact of new state-issued oil and natural gas drilling leases in Oakland County.

Jim Nash, the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, is continuing his series of town hall meetings for the new-year throughout Oakland County. The meetings will focus on the impact of new state-issued oil and natural gas drilling leases in Oakland County that will bring “Fracking” to our area as well. 

Fracking, the common term for slick water horizontal fracturing, drills wells up to two miles into the earth, then turns the drill bit horizontally to drill several more miles. The resulting well is then filled with millions of gallons of fresh water mixed with sand, salts and chemicals. This mixture is then subjected to bursts of intense pressure to loosen rock formations and release natural gas. 

The Town Hall meeting will be at the Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, 48067 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 5th. 

For more information, call Craig Covey at 248-858-1404, or Ryan Cook at 248-858-0967. 

Source: Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner 

Nate McAlpine February 05, 2014 at 03:09 PM
Will the meeting be recorded?
Craig Covey February 07, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Yes, Royal Oak's cable (public access) was there and it will replay on your cable govt. station.
Nate McAlpine February 08, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Awesome, thanks Craig! I hope there was a good turnout. I was bummed I couldn't make it.

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