Please read this paper to learn more about High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan. This document is hosted by Friends of the Au Gres-Rifle Watershed.
ANALYSIS OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HIGH VOLUME HYDRAULICALLY FRACTURED WELL COMPLETIONS AND APPLICATIONS
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Interesting report, RMP.
I was disturbed to learn that when quantifying the amount of water used during oil/gas development, the MDEQ does NOT count the H20 used during the drilling process–only that which is used during the completion phase. That begs the question … Why?
Also, I would be curious to know from that agency if they ever denied a water withdrawal request? However, when I see that some wells in Michigan have used tens of millions of gallons of water — for one solitary well — I think I know the answer to my question.
In my opinion, instead of watching out for Michigan’s environment, the MDEQ acts more like an arm of the oil industry.
Thanks and keep up the great work, RMP!