Frack sand mining companies are threatening to erase Wisconsin’s beautiful wooded hills, bluffs, and rich farmland.
Eighty-seven frack sand facilities are currently operating in Wisconsin, with another 20+ proposed sites. Near my home, in town of Union, Waupaca County, we are currently threatened with a 160-acre proposed mining site. It will permanently alter the landscape of this beautiful rural township and our county, leaving gargantuous, 100+ acre open pit mines.
The mines may potentially leave residents of this community with a life-threatening silicosis lung disease. Our health, our environment, our water, our roads, and our property values are at risk, with the mining company taking little, or no, responsibility for the fallout.