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Hopcat East Lansing Hosts Issues and Ale on Fracking

WMEAC, Barfly and Michigan Radio will be hosting a Fracking in Michigan Issues and Ales at the East Lansing Hopcat the night before Fracking in Michigan conference, December 2 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm.

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is a drilling method that pushes water and chemicals into wells to force out oil and gas deposits. Fracking has led to cheaper prices for natural gas and less dependence on foreign sources for energy, but many people have concerns about its environmental impact…from the chemicals and amount of water used in the process, to its impact on ground water and the disposal of fracking waste. Join Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham as we talk about the concerns, economics and impact of fracking in the state.

Issues and Ale is an event series from Michigan Radio designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan…in an informal atmosphere. Stop by, have a drink, and join in the conversation.

RSVP for Issues and Ales here.

Learn more about the Fracking in Michigan Conference here.