Frac Sand Mining And The Struggle For Community

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Heard On The Morning Show
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Over the last decade, frac sand mining saw a boom in Wisconsin, but it didn’t come without consequences. Residents, landowners, mining company officials, and environmental activists have all clashed at various points, shaking local communities in the process. This hour, an author looks back at the battle over sand mining in Wisconsin, the power dynamics that emerged from that fight, and where things go from here.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Thomas Pearson Guest