Sand Mines (Cached Copy)
Clearly some frac sand mining is going to take place in Wisconsin - but there's a strong grassroots interest in having reasonable regulations on these mines, and in the current political state of Wisconsin, environment has not been a high priority of our government.Menomonie Sand MineMenomonie Sand Mine
We are going to try to be a clearing house for information on sand mining in the state, since this is a high-priority issue, and as with many of the current environmental concerns in the state, it's getting short shrift and once the damage is done it will be very hard or impossible to recover.
Look for more here in the future on sand mining. We're looking for concerned citizens who want to work on sand mining as an issue, and will have at least two different sessions at the upcoming Netroots Wisconsin to organize people in multiple realms. For the time being, hot off the press, is this informative brochure on the sand mining issues in the Town of Menomonie, and the proposed rail spur.
|PDF of sand mine/rail spur flyer||13.22 MB|