Gov. Snyder lauds ‘thoughtful’ U-M hydraulic fracturing report

Gov. Rick Snyder praised a recent U-M hydraulic fracturing report and said its findings helped shape changes to state rules regarding the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking.

“The rules that took effect in March regarding high-volume hydraulic fracturing were developed while key decision-makers from the state were participating in the first phase of an integrated assessment by the University of Michigan’s Graham [Sustainability] Institute,” Snyder said during a March speech on energy policy.

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