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Thursday, May 24 2018

Sierra Club releases CAFO report

CAFO release Meeting

John Muir Sierra Club releases paper on CAFO's and water quality

The Sierra Club released a status paper on CAFO's and water quality in Wisconsin at a release meeting in Menomonie on June 14. We attended the meeting and bring you both the paper and a video of the entire meeting where several concerned citizens testified about the issues of groundwater contamination from CAFO's, the status of some of the CAFO approvals in the state, and the lack of enforcement on the part of the DNR.

FRAC SAND SENTINEL ISSUE # 143 JUNE 11, 2017 HEARINGS AND FINDINGS

Hudson City Council June 5, 2017

Frac sand mining, processing, and trans-load still pose major issues in Wisconsin.
On June 5, the Hudson, WI City Council heard testimony from citizens and others about processing sand. Follow this meeting at the link below:

FRAC SAND SENTINEL ISSUE # 142 JUNE 110, 2017 PANORAMIC VIEWS; WEBINAR ON FOOD PRODUCTION

Henry Boschen from Chippewa Falls has been viewing a number of frac sand mines and processing plants with his drone and camera. Take a look at the size and scope of these mines and processing plants in the State of WI. 

Frac Sand Sentinel June 6, 2017

Dear FRAC SAND SENTINEL READERS,

From as early as breakfast time to as late as your midnight snack, food is an integral part of our lives. As much as clean air and water are necessary for healthy lives, safe and clean food is just as important.

But what happens if the farms where our food is grown are near shale production activity?

Media Release: Great Lakes Conservation Groups Launch Video Series on Impact of Asian Carp

What Would Be Lost If Asian Carp Invade The Great Lakes? Ep. 1

National Wildlife Federation | Prairie Rivers Network | Michigan United Conservation Clubs

 

Media Release

Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, National Wildlife Federation, [email protected], 734-887-7119

Great Lakes Conservation Groups Launch Video Series on Impact of Asian Carp
Short films ask “What Will Be Lost if Asian Carp Invade the Great Lakes?”

Grant and new Community Partner

Bloomer

I am happy to announce that Wis.Community has received a grant from the Save The Hills Alliance to develop the Environment section of the site and do more environmental work. We thank STHA for their interest and trust.  There will be more about this as this new partnership progresses.  

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout - High Capacity Well Proposal Makes Water Problems Worse

By
Senator Kathleen Vinehout
 
What if you woke up one morning turned on the faucet to wash your face and saw brown water coming out of your tap?
 
Stacy Sylla of rural Lincoln Township in Trempealeau County texted me just such a photo of water the color of sludge. She has gone through three washing machines, dug fistfuls of sand out of the tank of her toilet, and bought an expensive water-filtering device. Her horse, Apples, died of exposure to toxins and pollutants found in her water.
 
The likely cause of the well problems? A new sand mine just over a half a mile away from Stacy and Mike Sylla’s farm.
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