Oh my, my...oh hell NO! We don't want fracking. Make the big-wigs GO!
The topic in question is whether or not to allow 30,000-ish acres in Oakland county to be utilized for fracking wells.
Alternative energy is supposed to be about NOT using LIMITED natural resources. No matter what the projections are of the decades of natural gas availability...IT. IS. LIMITED.
The dangers, the repercussions, the unsustainability of natural gas usage, all need to be made public.
MILLIONS of gallons of precious, fresh water is permanently poisoned in the fracking process. Millions of gallons...PER fracking well!
Water appears as an abundant, renewable resource. And, when you live surrounded by the largest fresh water system on the planet, you may take water for granted. Don't.
Too many countries, populations, children--have very little (if any) ready-access to fresh water. C'mon! When proposals were submitted to divert OUR Great Lakes water to other parts of the country or how irate we became when Chicago wouldn't co-operate in preventing Asian Carp from entering Lake Michigan or when ocean-going vessels came in with and dumped into the Great Lakes, the destructive/invasive Zebra Mussel...why would ANYONE in the tri-county area (let alone the State) agree to fracking? For jobs? Really?
Watch "Gasland". If you consider it propaganda, do your own research on the pros and cons of fracking.
If you care about this planet, your community, your grand-children...fracking is NOT any sort of energy solution or conscientious job supplier. Alternative energy is supposed to be renewable energy. Natural gas is as limited as oil and water. Other means need to be pumped up (advertising/marketing jobs), have more research and development applied (freshly graduated scientists along with those scientists with experience) and believed in enough to encourage mega-companies to consider. Which may mean boycotting. Or, just making one's opinion known at a town-hall meeting or at the election polls.