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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.

Why Laura supports sixteen citizens who asked the EPA for help in Wisconsin

Jun 09, 2016

She fought a polluter in court, but the costs of holding the state accountable for not following the Clean Water Act were staggering. Here's why she supports the Petition for Corrective Action.

Natural Resources Board: DNR to Study Frac Sand Statewide

Jan 28, 2015

With the recommendation of the DNR and the direction of the NRB, a strategic analysis of frac sand mining in Wisconsin will soon be underway with citizen input on the comprehensive study.

Chippewa County Board votes on frac sand study support Tuesday

Jan 12, 2015

A resolution in support of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to study frac sand mining is a vote for science, local control and making citizen voices matter.

The problem of expired, general stormwater permits and frac sand mining

Dec 11, 2014

The outdated permit system isn't working and is a part of the problem when frac sand mining pollutes our water.

Frac Sand Mine Now Must Monitor Dust, Air Quality

Dec 05, 2014

Citizen challenge to pollution permit achieves progress in protecting air quality.

Communities at Risk: New report looks at national scope of frac sand mining

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.