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Environmental Health Stories From Wisconsinites
Dec 11, 2014
The outdated permit system isn't working and is a part of the problem when frac sand mining pollutes our water.
Dec 05, 2014
Citizen challenge to pollution permit achieves progress in protecting air quality.
Oct 07, 2014
While other states such as Minnesota and California have passed laws that protect residents from silica dust, Wisconsin's air quality protections have remained stagnant.
Sep 10, 2014
Citizens impacted by frac sand mining announce a new petition to the Natural Resources Board. Rules signed by Governor Walker could erase citizen petition rights.
Sep 09, 2014
At issue is whether or not citizens could challenge the DNR’s decision not to require emission testing, record keeping and reporting on fugitive dust control, or monitoring air quality.
Apr 15, 2014
Why silica sand mining (used in hydrofracturing for gas and oil) is creating a threat to the health of Wisconsin families and what citizens are doing to control this industrial mining activity.
Apr 08, 2014
Contested case hearing will challenge permit that may allow air emissions that violate public health and air quality standards
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.
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.
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.