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View Diary: Trempeleau County - Home to One Quarter of the Sand Mines in Wisconsin (7 comments)

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  •  More environmental destruction (1+ / 0-)

    in the pursuit of fossil fuels. Short sighted greed will be the epitaph of our planet.

    It looks like the SW boundary of the sands corresponds to the edge of the drift-less area. (I am not a geologist)

    Thanks for voicing this, I had no idea. In the area I now live, we have two kinds of sand mining, neither of them great for the environment, but not on as large a scale as in WI.

    We have coastal sand mining, grandfathered in, that permits removal of sand from the coastal areas. And then foolish humans wonder why there is erosion threatening buildings further south. The other sand mining is smaller scale, but in sensitive habitat. As common as sand is, the makers of silicon chips like a particular flavor from a spot in the Santa Cruz mountains. Go figure.

    Thanks for pointing out how bad the extractive industries are in WI. May more people become educated. Fracking is so bad, in so many ways.

    What planet are we going to live on, once this one is totally trashed?

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