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Meteor Timber wetlands fill and frac sand facility

Meteor Timber, LLC seeks approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to destroy an unprecedented amount—16.25 acres—of pristine forested wetlands for a proposed industrial sand facility.

True Cost of Sand

Citizens ask the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board to direct the Department of Natural Resources to conduct a strategic analysis of frac sand mining in Wisconsin.

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Fairmount Minerals frac sand mining air pollution permit challenge

Residents of Arcadia, WI are challenging FML Sand, LLC's frac sand company’s air pollution permit in order to protect air quality and their community’s health from silica dust.

Citizens challenge DNR’s air permit for Preferred Sands, LLC

Trempealeau County, WI is ground zero for frac sand mining in the state. Citizens who are impacted by blowing silica dust are challenging the air pollution control permit issued to Preferred Sands.

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Mining in the Penokee Hills

Midwest Environmental Advocates is part of the legal team representing the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in their effort to protect the Penokee Range from an open-pit iron mine.

Flambeau Mine Certificate of Completion

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians’ challenge to the Flambeau Mining Company’s request for a Certificate of Completion of Reclamation for the Ladysmith Flambeau Mine.

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