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Next Fracking Controversy: In the Midwest, a Storm Brews Over 'Frac Sand' (+Video)

Environment  (tags: fracking, frack is whack, frack is whack, protection, pollution, environment, healthconditions, ecosystems )

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Sand is used in the fracking process, and there's plenty of it to be mined in the upper Midwest. As a sand-mining boom has emerged, residents are divided over whether it's lifting or ruining their communities.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 2:17 am
The peoplewho live therewill rue the day that this was ever allowed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 2:35 am
Noted, ty Cal.

Sylvie A (193)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 3:22 am
C'est peu réjouissant... Notée. Merci.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 6:48 am

TOM T (246)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 7:28 am

Will this MADNESS EVER END ??!!

Frances Darcy (135)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 8:10 am

TOM T (246)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 10:28 am

Signed, Noted & Shared !

Panchali Yapa (26)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 12:03 pm
Thank you

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 12:29 pm
Our 1% are exploiting our dear Mother Earth just for greed, and the rest of our population has to suffer the consequences. Thanks for the article Cal.

David C (133)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 12:45 pm
I think those of us in the upper Midwest are really not surprised, these kind of stories are heard locally, but not nationally for a few years now....

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 1:08 pm

Jeremy S (3)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 1:11 pm
And only now are people paying attention...

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 1:21 pm
Thank you for the news. We have to stop the dreadful destruction of the planet.

Athena F (131)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 2:04 pm
thank you

ewoud k (68)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 3:27 pm
Poor planet.....

(thanks Pam for the link)

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 4:49 pm
Thank you for the article.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 7:03 pm
Ohhhh, this is seriously worrisome.

Kamia T (89)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 7:24 pm
There are farmers here in my area who, because of the drought, couldn't produce a decent crop, and since they were in hock up to their ears for all the equipment, Monsanto seeds and fertilizers / pesticides they had purchased, started digging into the land to sell the dirt. It's a suicidal way of trying to stay alive. Whenever we start worshiping short-term money over long-term wisdom, everyone loses.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 10:50 pm
I hope they really pay attention to all the negatives that it will bring them. Enough to where they will change their minds. Thanks Cal

Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 1:33 am

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Wednesday March 12, 2014, 7:34 am
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