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