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Fast Facts on Frac Sand Mining: Silica Dust, Air Quality and Our Health

Apr 07, 2014

Dust created during the mining, processing and transportation of silica (frac) sand is linked to silicosis and cancer. Other states are implementing better standards to protect air quality.

Frac Sand Bill Puts Interests of Industry First: SB 632 compromises citizen rights and local control

Mar 03, 2014

Without meaningful citizen input, SB 632 will have too many consequences for local governments to meet the unique, complex needs of communities dealing with negative impacts of frac sand mining.

Citizen Voices Matter Social Media Campaign Shares Voices of Concerned with Frac Sand, Iron Mining

Oct 14, 2013

The new social media campaign will help tell the stories of people who are facing frac sand mining and a proposed open-pit iron mine in Wisconsin.

Encouraging the Lower Wisconsin Riverway Board to reject frac sand mining in the region

Aug 21, 2013

This open letter to the Lower Wisconsin Riverway Board encourages board members to reject a frac sand mine application near the protected scenic riverway.

All Eyes on Jackson County - Zoning Ordinance Changes Could Impact Land Use for Generations

Aug 14, 2013

When frac sand companies pressure local governments to redefine land from agricultural to industrial use, family farms and the quality of rural life are at risk.

FTS Frac Sand Mine Air Pollution Permit Challenged: Stronger Permits Needed To Protect Public Health

Jul 29, 2013

MEA filed a petition for a contested case hearing on an air pollution control permit for a frac sand mine in Trempealeau County, WI on behalf of citizens who are concerned about silica dust.