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October 23, 2017

Toxic releases from coal-generated electricity higher than shale gas

Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new University of Michigan study.

March 17, 2015

Snyder lauds 'thoughtful' U-M report on hydraulic fracturing

Gov. Rick Snyder praised a recent University of Michigan hydraulic fracturing report last week and said its findings helped shape changes to state rules regarding the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking.

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