This is a story by WIVoices.org about one area threatened by the Wisconsin frac sand rush.
Glenwood City, WI small business owner, Jim Laskin, owns The Café on the main street in town. He serves a homemade meal with organic coffee along with information and updates to people about the newest developments with mining in their community. The oil and gas hydrofracking industry has discovered that Wisconsin has the most premium silica sand in the nation. Strong and spherical, this desirable dusty sand is mined and shipped out of our state by the millions of tons, where it is utilized to prop open the earth for gas and oil extraction elsewhere….
Keep reading and see an interview with Jim Laskin at WIVoices.org “Frac Sand Mine Proposed Near School”