OPINION: Fracking is a dangerous proposition for Michigan that could poison our water
You recently published an article on fracking in Washtenaw County, basically in Saline.
It seems to me that fracking in a part of the state that is known for radon is a dangerous proposition. Radon is radioactive and having it spread into the water via fracking cannot be good for people’s health.
In addition, at a time when water is scarce in some parts of the country, to the point that some states want to import water from our Great Lakes (a bad idea in my humble opinion), it is unwise to pollute what water there is. Why would you want to take a resource without which man can live for only three days and make it undrinkable?
It’s also stupid when you think about all that’s been done to bring Lake Erie back from the brink of extinction - not to mention the fight against invasive species such as zebra mussels and Chinese carp throughout the Great Lakes - to add new pollution to replace the pollution we’ve managed to remove at great expense and effort!
Cats and dogs don’t pee on their own turf. To me, that’s what fracking would be. Let’s not poison the water we drink.