CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich.-- Cannon Township’s moratorium on fracking will remain in place for now.
During its regular meeting Jan. 13, the Township Board approved extending the ban on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, for a period not exceeding six months. The moratorium will remain in place for that time or until amendments are passed to current ordinances, limiting fracking within the township.
Township Supervisor Steve Grimm says the fracking moratorium took effect last May. He believes the measure may be the first fracking moratorium in the state that legally abides by state law.
Grimm says the township took on the fracking issue after being approached by conservationists concerned about how the process could impact area aquifers. Grimm says the township has so far faced no opposition.