Nearly all of the sand used in hydraulic fracking worldwide is mined right here in Wisconsin. And we don’t know much about the long-term impacts of this mining in our state.
With help from Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Institute, the Chippewa County Board challenged this “mine now, ask questions later” approach. In just four days, conservation voters sent 340 messages to County Board members urging a scientific study on the health, economic, and environmental impacts of frac sand mining.
This hard work paid off – the County Board passed a resolution asking the state to investigate the effects that frac sand mining has on our air, land, water.