24 Mar '12, 9pm

WI Bill Makes It Harder To Fight Frac Sand Mining | Care2 Causes

WI Bill Makes It Harder To Fight Frac Sand Mining | Care2 Causes

Wisconsin has been in the news a lot over the past year or so, and its headline-grabbing legislature shows no sign of stopping any time soon. In the most recent attack on its own citizenry, the Wisconsin Senate has introduced a bill that would limit the authority of Wisconsin cities, villages or towns to enact a “development moratorium ordinance” on controversial frac sand mining operations throughout the state. Hydraulic fracturing , a dangerous process used to extract natural gas trapped underground, has exploded over the past few years. In order to “frack” an underground gas deposit, a mixture of sand, water, and unknown chemicals are forced into the earth. While there are other states with more natural gas than Wisconsin, the state’s non-metallic mining laws and geography make it the perfect place to harvest the sand needed for fracking . There are already about 60 fra...

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