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The Enviro Disaster You Know Nothing About: The Eco-Devastating Quest for "Frac Sand" in Rural America


Environment  (tags: fracking, Frack is Whack, activism, activists, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, humans, healthconditions, conservation, water, pollution, politics, business, environment, dishonesty, news, society, SustainableDevelopment, usa, polit )

Cal
- 831 days ago - alternet.org
Midwestern rural communities are being devastated by energy companies searching for a form of sand to use in their destructive fracking operations elsewhere in rural America.



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John Gregoire (255)
Monday May 21, 2012, 5:08 am
Thanks Cal. Only have to drive a few miles from here to see this horror.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday May 21, 2012, 5:09 am
Thanks for this article.
 

John S. (301)
Monday May 21, 2012, 5:53 am
Thanks, interesting.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday May 21, 2012, 4:23 pm
so sad
 

Betsy Bee (1049)
Monday May 21, 2012, 5:39 pm
Beautiful area of Wisconsin becoming hell. How horrible.
 

Joan M. (1090)
Monday May 21, 2012, 8:45 pm
Very, very sad indeed. Thanks for posting Cal
 

Gary C. (5)
Monday May 21, 2012, 9:06 pm
Noted , Thankyou.....
 

Monica D. (580)
Monday May 21, 2012, 9:12 pm
This sounds terrible. I think that the world needs changes to the economic system, to stop destructive activities like fracking. I like the ideas of CASSE at http://steadystate.org , for creating a more environmentally sustainable economic system. I encourage everyone to consider signing the position statement at that website.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 4:29 am
thank you for info
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 7:13 pm
MASSIVE PETITIONS, MY FRIENDS, LOGICAL, EFFECTIVE, NOW, NOT LATER!! Please & thankyou!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 9:57 pm
As I read the article, I kept wondering what role Scott Walker played in this environmental disaster. I got my answer in the following paragraph:

"In 2010, Cathy Stepp, a confirmed anti-environmentalist who had previously railed against the DNR [Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources], belittling it as 'anti-development, anti-transportation, and pro-garter snakes,' was appointed to head the agency by now-embattled Governor Scott Walker who explained: 'I wanted someone with a chamber-of-commerce mentality.' ”

We all know that "someone with a chamber-of-commerce mentality" is someone without morals, ethics or a conscience. Leave it to the "Bastard Out of Wisconsin" to hire the fox to guard the henhouse! He serves his Koch brother masters well...
 
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