Category Archives: Frac Sand

People Over Frac Sand Mines

Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear the issues on the Frac Sand mining permit dispute on January 11 . This will be the first of its kind in Wisconsin.Trempealeau County and all of Wisconsin watches closely to see if control from the citizens is taken away on how conditional use zoning permits are allowed. This will greatly impact how the Frac Sand Mine companies do business in Wisconsin

“AllEnergy’s is also asking the court to create a new rule that would require permits be issued if a company has met conditions set by a local government. ”

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No Mine in Penokee Hills

Walker continues infringement of Treaty rights on a sacred piece of land and water that touches 10 % of the worlds fresh water (runs into lake Superior),Chairman Mike Wiggins Jr Bad River Tribe, Paul Demain producer at Indian Country, Larry McDonald Bayfield Mayor and Mayors of . Ashland , and Washburn,Chris Tribal Chair of Band of Chippewa and several others speak in Ashland today. Continue reading No Mine in Penokee Hills

Frac Sand Mines and Fluids

You will note In Frac Sand Fracing we have tons of water also used for the sand their is ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL OVER THOSE FLUIDS. They can only hope this fracking process will increase the quantity of gas extracted together with the retrieved fluid (By the way, the amount of fracking fluid retrieved is only 20%to a maximum maybe of 50%). Continue reading Frac Sand Mines and Fluids

FS Mines in rural Areas

Frac-sand corporations count on a combination of naivete, trust, and incomprehension in rural hamlets, that previously dealt with companies no larger than Wisconsin’s local sand and gravel industries.  Before 2008, town boards had never handled anything beyond road maintenance and other basic municipal issues.

Do we want these types of water shortages in Wisconsin with Frac Sand mines using millions of gallons of water to process silica sand . In Jackson County alone with two It promises to be 2,000 acres with 2 processing plants. There are over 100 Frac Sand mines operating permitted in Western Wisconsin. Give us a like if you want more facts on water consumption per Frac Sand mine.  June 2013

The  Penokee Hills moving forward on The worlds largest Taconite Mine coming to Penokee Hills also offers another form of water consumption. This is picture is of the Penokee Hills Courtesy of Penokee Hills Education Project and IdleNoMore Wisconsin

In addition to severe drought conditions, relatively large areas in the worst-off states are in “exceptional” drought, which the USDA identifies as “exceptional and widespread crop/pasture losses, shortages of water in reservoirs, streams, and wells creating water emergencies.” Courtesy of Huffington Post 

Taconite Mines
Answers: (1) Blasting on the scale they intend will require millions of pounds of ANFO explosives, the same stuff that blew up in West, Texas; (2) the ultra-fine particulates are less than 1/100th the diameter of a human hair, i.e. the size of a virus and the human body can’t stop something that small from entering the body; (3) the ultra-fine particulates will contain Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) toxins. They are LOADED with them;

Taconite Mining INFO:
The most alarming aspect of DNR’s budget request is what it does not include: staff allocations for iron mining permitting and oversight. The mining deregulation bill that was passed earlier this month has eased the way for an enormous mountain top removal project on the shores of Lake Superior in a water-rich environment. Groundwater modeling, rock characterization and other aspects of the permitting process for such a large project are extremely complicated, yet there is absolutely no budget for DNR staff to carry out these tasks should a permit application be submitted.
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Penokee Hills Taconite Mine 2013

In Northern Wisconsin in 2013 we were faced with the biggest Taconite Mine to be built in the Penokee Hills. As a part of the fight agaisnt this atrocity to our water and lands.With the need to help and unable to travel and walk far, my body was simply limited at that time, due to my heart condition. I did work from home. Resource Gramma  activated! Continue reading Penokee Hills Taconite Mine 2013