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Supreme Court recognizes the value of citizen testimony in frac sand permit dispute

Jun 05, 2017

How citizen voices mattered in a Trempealeau County frac sand permit denial and Wisconsin Supreme Court decision.

Proposed industrial sand facility would destroy acres of pristine wetlands

Jan 05, 2017

Meteor Timber's application to establish an industrial sand facility could fill in a record number of natural wetland acres in Wisconsin. 

Petition to EPA to object to DNR approval of frac sand air pollution permit

Oct 31, 2016

Mining operation air pollution permit approved without Clean Air Act compliance, PM2.5

DNR Frac Sand Report Public Information Session Tuesday

Jul 25, 2016

Public review and comment can help improve agency’s Strategic Analysis

DNR Releases Draft Industrial Sand Mining Strategic Analysis

Jul 06, 2016

Robust public review and feedback needed to improve report.

Frac sand mining Health Impact Assessment is not the final word on air quality impacts, human health

Jul 05, 2016

Report on industrial sand industry’s health impacts ignores mine neighbors’ air quality concerns, cumulative impacts.

Next steps for improving expired, general stormwater permits for frac sand mining

May 04, 2016

Water pollution management rules for the frac sand industry have needed updates since 2014 - and since frac sand mining first boomed. Improvements are coming, but more needs to be done.

Why a polluter grab bag bill would be bad for public rights to water

Jan 07, 2016

Assembly Bill 600 (and Senate Bill 459) would erode Wisconsin’s wetlands protections and conflict with basic tenants of our state constitution that protect the public’s access to water.

Public Input on Frac Sand Study Heard in Howard

Feb 26, 2015

Citizens' frac sand concerns must be collected early in DNR's strategic analysis of mining industry activities' impacts.

Walker’s budget guts DNR science and citizen power

Feb 04, 2015

Natural resource protection cutbacks leave our clean water and air at risk