Governments and communities are being challenged to ensure that the benefits from frac sand mining are maximized in a sustainable way and that the negative impacts of mining are mitigated so that the communities both during and after the life of the mine, are better off. Our small rural communities have never had to prepare for such large-scale operations, and are pressured by the industry to move quickly. Small town boards are finding themselves overwhelmed with the responsibility of regulation and may also be faced with conflicts of interest when voting on frac sand issues. It's unclear whether we will meet the challenge or not, but it is clear that if you care, your help is needed.

Recent Announcements

  • Petition Calls for DNR to Study Environmental Impact of Frac Sand Industry Click here to view and sign the petition.The DNR’s only examination of the frac sand industry was a 2012 report on industrial silica sand mining in Wisconsin. In ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2014, 10:22 AM by Fischers Cloverleaf
  • Tailgate to Save Our State! Join Us! Tailgate Toward Hope!  Madison: Wednesday, June 18Gather Strength. Press Conference 5 PM, Program 6 PM at the Center For Resilient Cities, a new “green” building at 501 ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2014, 2:04 PM by Fischers Cloverleaf
  • Open Letter- Lawyer explains impact of SB 632 (on the agenda for voting in committee 3/5, and in the senate possibly 3/11) Elizabeth Feil, Attorney at Law Eleva, WI  54738 715-287-3286 chapman_feil@hotmail.com TO: Citizens in Wisconsin Counties Impacted by Industrial Sand Mining FROM: Elizabeth A. Feil, Attorney ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 1:40 PM by Fischers Cloverleaf
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The map below was published in Rice Lake Chronotype 9/2012. Status of locations are likely to have changed and the number of mines have increased.