Fracking Battleground in Michigan

Say no to Fracking!

Say no to Fracking!


It’s been more than a year ago since Michigan auctioned more than 100,000 acres of public land for use by oil and gas companies. But the fight over fracking, slow at first, has taken off this summer. As the controversial natural gas drilling practice picks up, so does opposition. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, blasts water, chemicals and sand into underground fissures, releasing natural gas. Some Michiganders see economic opportunity in the technique, which allows previously inaccessible gas deposits to be tapped. Backers include Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and the state Chamber of Commerce. Last week, the chamber launched pro-fracking campaign “Protect Michigan’s Energy Future”. The group’s website touts energy independence, job creation and decades of safe fracking in the state. It also specifically targets fracking opponents. “The dangerous petition drive to ban hydraulic fracturing is based on fear and emotion, not facts or sound science,” said Rich Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan chamber . “It is a direct attack on a key industry that provides good jobs and energy independence for our state.” (Huffingtonpost) For more information




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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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