Dan Popelka
Dan Popelka

The amount of sand mining going on here in Wisconsin is insane. It's becoming quite a topic of debate here, but of course with Scott Walker and the entire state now being in republican control, regulations are almost certainly going to be loosened so that all these companies can get permits much quicker and environmental standards will be lowered to allow mining in more susceptible areas. I don't much blame the workers because it's a very lucrative business and they get paid quite well as do...

The amount of sand mining going on here in Wisconsin is insane. It's becoming quite a topic of debate here, but of course with Scott Walker and the entire state now being in republican control, regulations are almost certainly going to be loosened so that all these companies can get permits much quicker and environmental standards will be lowered to allow mining in more susceptible areas. I don't much blame the workers because it's a very lucrative business and they get paid quite well as do the farmers here that lease their land to the mining companies. But it's definitely not worth the damage that will be done to the environment in exchange for this short-term source of energy and profits for a handful of mining companies. And once the land is torn up, it will take decades, if not centuries to repair the damage done to the land, not to mention the contamination of ground water. We have no clue as to what the effects may be from all this mining once all is said and done, but so what? It's a source of jobs, right? It's a source of 'domestic energy' that will help ease the dependence on foreign oil, right? Ya. For how long? A few years? Nope. It's just another way for a small percentage of people to make enormous profits and destroy the land in the process. Hopefully more people will come to this realization very soon or we may be seeing mountains of sand all around us...

William Haas
William Haas

why do we have to wait for something bad to happen to make different choices.
once the horse is out it's to late to shut the gate.

Marie Torelli
Marie Torelli

Thanks Claire, hope this helps.

Aggie Jones
Aggie Jones

We need to take care of our underground water...

Vallee Johnson
Vallee Johnson

There is no long term benefit to fracking only long term destruction.
Oil & Gas are NOT the answer for our future.

Teresa Foster
Teresa Foster

I will sign as long as I don't have to give this Facebook Ap permission to use my profile for its purposes.

Zev Paiss
Zev Paiss
  • Teresa Foster

Teresa - You can just log into Causes and leave Facebook out of it entirely.

Teresa Foster
Teresa Foster
  • Teresa Foster

It didn't work that way - can you find another tool for gathering signatures?

Zev Paiss
Zev Paiss
  • Teresa Foster

Teresa - I have sent a note to the "Help Desk" at Causes to see if you must have a facebook account to join them. Still waiting. The other option is to allow facebook to access your app and then after you vote remove them. Pretty simple but still a bit of a hassle.

Guy Felix Vuillemin
Guy Felix Vuillemin

I know that right on properyties especially o, n soil are different in th estates 2rights one as usual owner on the SURFACE and one on MINERALS! be sure never separe this rights they are the same I c.

Guy Felix Vuillemin
Guy Felix Vuillemin
  • Guy Felix Vuillemin

they will not dig on my soil!I would satellize them boum boumwe are loosing our rights on property in Front of the new world order!next they will steal our right on watert to sale water and then air that we breeze!

John Elihu Mullinex
John Elihu Mullinex

Not my intent to help you ban cracking your cause kills jobs and supports muslims. We need to Frack Baby Frack

John Elihu Mullinex
John Elihu Mullinex
  • John Elihu Mullinex

I say Frack Baby Frack!,

Artsy Poets
Artsy Poets

We don't want poisoned water and unstable land! Fracking is bad all the way around!

Stuart Gardner Jones
Stuart Gardner Jones
  • Artsy Poets

Have you heard today's news on this from the UK? It's been given the go ahead off the Lancashire coast, despite earlier trials resulting in small eathquakes!

Claire McLean
Claire McLean

What a great opportunity to spread the word. Thank you! Important stuff...... this has to be stopped!

Claire McLean
Claire McLean
  • Claire McLean

We're fighting that battle in Boulder as well, Michael Smith! Why do we have to fight for clean air, water, and food? Seems really insane! :(

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