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In Frac Sand Land, Residents Have Little Protection Against Silica Dust Exposure

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By Jennifer Krill

June 24, 2013

In March, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Abbas and Robert Nehman of Allamakee County Protectors at the national Frack Attack summit in Dallas, Texas.  This grassroots group of concerned Iowans is leading the fight against frac sand mining in Iowa.

My organization, Earthworks, has a 25-year history of fighting the destructive impacts of mining and the oil and gas industry. After Abbas and Nehman spoke to me about the damage this relatively new mining industry was wreaking in some parts of the country, I wanted to see the impacts for myself. So earlier this month I spent two days on the road in Wisconsin’s Frac Sand Land.

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Tagged with: mining, fracking, public health, frac sand mining, frac sand, minnesota


Why Earthworks is endorsing Californians Against Fracking

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By Jennifer Krill

June 3, 2013

Last week, Californians Against Fracking launched with 100 organizations signed on, ranging from grassroots groups on the frontlines of the state's massive oil and gas industry to national organizations working in many states. Earthworks is proud to stand with them.

We have been working to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for its impacts on communities and the environment for 25 years. In that time, we have seen a sea change in the movement; we have gone from isolated community battles to a national movement (see Stop the Frack Attack). And now California is part of that movement.

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