Hydraulic Fracturing In Oakland County?

18 Feb 2013

Recently elected Oakland County Water Commissioner, Jim Nash, will be holding “listening meetings” to provide information and get public comment on hydraulic fracturing.  The first meeting will be Wednesday, February 27th in West Bloomfield.   For more information check this link.  The most recent Michigan oil and gas rights lease included 33 different leases in Oakland County, covering over 3700 acres, reportedly including some locations fairly near to many of the County’s most-used lakes.

Interestingly, last year West Bloomfield Township adopted a 6 month moratorium on “fracking” found here.    That resolution might have been dead on enactment given a provision of the Michigan zoning law that appears to preempt such local regulation.

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