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Mining sand for fracking is turning Wisconsin farmland owners against each other
Fracking is causing even more problems these days, this time in Wisconsin, eastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa, and northwestern Illinois. Those are states in which sand formations are most prevalent, sand that the oil and gas industries need in their endless quest for profits by way of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
But in Wisconsin, it’s pitting farmland owners who prioritize employment and royalties for land usage against those who are distraught over the potential negative health problems due to elevated concentrations of small sand particulates from airborne dust, along with concerns about high water usage required for fracking, and, of course, the usual environmental damage.