EdgeEffects Podcast from Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison on sand mining
What Happens in the Wake of Frac Sand’s Boom and Bust?
May 26, 2022: This podcast focuses on sand mining for fracking in Wisconsin but it is just like what is happening in Southeastern Massachusetts. This episode explores the consequences for Wisconsin’s communities and landscapes that are rich in “good sand.”
Just like in Massachusetts, there is no regulation of sand mining. Aquifers are threatened and local communities are harmed. Permits are rubber stamped and not enforced.
Listen to hear about economic, ecological, and health impacts and how grassroots activism makes a difference.
Click here to listen to the podcast or read a transcript.