What is the status of frac sand mining in Wisconsin? How is it affecting residents? Today Esty Dinur talks with Professor Crispin Pierce on his research measuring the impact of frac sands mining on air quality. She will also speak with Christine Yellow Thunder and Vaughn Nagahashi, Bridge Creek residents affected by the Hi-Crush sand mine and Enbridge pipeline.
Dr. Crispin Pierce is an associate professor of the Environmental Public Health program. Previously, he worked as a lecturer and research scientist in Washington and as a toxicologist in California. Dr. Pierce teaches classes including Introduction to Environmental Health, Waterand Wastewater, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, and Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment.
Vaughn Nagahashi is a retired public school educator from Minnesota. For the past 10 years he has lived on a hobby farm in the Town of Bridge Creek. He is one of the founding members of Citizens for Environmental Stewardship, Inc, whose mission is to conserve and protect natural resources.
Christine Yellow Thunder is a newly retired certified social worker and teacher, as well as a certified tree farmer in Bridge Creek. She is also a founding member and current Chairperson of Citizens for Environmental Stewardship.