Over the past two years, frac sand mining in Wisconsin has exploded – growing by 160% between 2011 and 2012 alone. PK Hammel of Madison Action for Mining Alternatives joined Tony Casteneda on the Thursday 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss the the effects of fracking on communities and action to stop it.
What is Frac Sand mining? Why is it so environmentally controversal? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!
What is the latest with frac sand mining? What implications does the mining have on our Wisconsin community? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
A dead zone in Lake Michigan and fissures in the ground where the sand used to be. The Center for Investigative Journalism’s Kate Golden joins the Monday Buzz.
Jan Miyasaki interviews Sierra Powers and Thistle Pettersen, representing the group Madison Action for Mining Alternatives, about the link between mining (a.k.a. “Extreme Resource Extraction”) and climate change. The group is holding a fundraiser to support Neighbors-First of Jackson County in their legal efforts to block frac-sand mines in their neighborhoods. The fundraiser “Leap into […]
“Frac sand mining expansion is violating the clean air act” — this, according to Representative David Greendeer, is the bases for a joint petition of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Sierra Club, and Environmental Advocacy to the EPA to halt expansion plans. Superior Silica Sands’ request to expand their operations has been approved by WI DNR, despite […]