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River Depleted & Water Tainted

troutThe groundwater flow model that has been used in a three year study has shown the impact on water sources ,rivers, and lakes in central Wisconsin. WPR reports “The Little Plover River is about a 21-mile watershed. It was once a great little trout fishery,” he said. “I’m not sure there are any trout left in it now, though.”

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Wisconsin Water 2X Arsenic Level

In Whitehall Wisconsin one of many western Wisconsin communities with Frac Sand 2017-04-14 (4)Mines. Mike a resident who lives .6 miles away from the local Frac Sand Mine in Trempealeau County. Mike states he has been denied water testing because his property is further then a half mile away.  Mike’s family and friends have taken to Facebook to look for help. Continue reading Wisconsin Water 2X Arsenic Level

Great Lakes XXL?

Quietly in Wisconsin  the oil flows underneath our lands day and night as we sleep Enbridge’s Keystone Pipeline runs four corridors of pipeline in Wisconsin and carry crude oil tar sands to other states in the US to ship to other markets overseas. As  Journal Sentinel reports we receive little economic rewards and bear the burden of high risks. Along with pipelines in Western Wisconsin it is home of the “frac sand boom” which is the sand used in the fracking process.

“In fact, the system’s current capacity is equal to roughly 20% of the nation’s total oil imports. Enbridge also has plans for a new thousand-mile pipeline from Alberta to Superior that would add another 370,000 barrels per day to that flow, bringing the capacity for some 3 million barrels of oil to flow into Wisconsin each day.” Dan Agen from JSonline Continue reading Great Lakes XXL?

 One More Frac Sand Mine Project in Western Wisconsin

One more Frac Sand Mine Project in Western Wisconsin. When will it be enough ? We have 128 Already! Meteor says it can create 100 jobs but would have to eliminate 16.6 acres of wetlands! Now that’s a trade off!! #NOMeteor

Geers cited “DNR figures showing employment in sand mining peaked at 840 with 27 facilities ijacksoncon 2014 followed by 249 layoffs at five facilities in 2015.”

In the last 10 years “The Department of Natural Resources has issued 60 wetlands permits to sand operators, which allowed for the destruction of 26 acres of wetlands”

Wisconsin’s hillsides  with “frac sand” is used to prop open fissures in the earth which creates an escape route for natural gas. A single well can require 2,000 tons of sand over its lifetime.
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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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