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Hydraulic Fracturing (Hydrofracking): Michigan

A legal resource guide for information relating to hydrofracking including primary and secondary source materials, quick links, and database resources.


Fracking, including high volume fracking that uses more than 100,000 gallons of fracking fluid occurs in Michigan. A lot of activity occurs in the northern portion of the state, but there are wells throughout. The type of fluid used and chemicals within it must be reported .

The Department of Environmental Quality Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals oversees fracking operations in the state.


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