Cora Bracho
Cora Bracho

I have not idea if I sign it...

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 Bhavani
Marie Bhavani

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.

Karen Burke Stewart
Karen Burke Stewart

The dust bowl was an man-made ecological disaster that took over 10 years to bring into balance of it's time. Fracking may be the the ecological disaster of our time-what if there is no chance of bringing back into balance? Why wait to find out? Stop the fracking now! There are other ways to make money.

Eliot Armstrong
Eliot Armstrong

It's completely impractical. Who wants that kinda crap in everything surrounding their land? Everyone I've heard from that has allowed this to happen has regretted it.

Diane Kendrick Dufresne

Let's get this stopped NOW. The gas companies are destroying the environment, wasting water, contaminating fresh water wells and polluting the air. Boulder & Park counties are the only counties left in Colorado that are not saturated with natural gas wells.

Ann Griffin
Ann Griffin

Dear Neshama, Thank you so much. Are you working with the boulder team with this. please give me a call. Ann

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