Should Michigan Frack or Not

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Discussion Topic – Should Michigan Frack or Not?

As we saw through this week’s readings and some of the videos posted, Michigan has a significant opportunity for shale natural gas throughout much of the State.
-Discuss why Michigan should Frack the extensive shale natural gas or why they should not? Is there a balance or is all Fracking significantly prosperous or proposing significant risk?