New Documentary Offers Another Take on Fracking

Phelim McAleer, a filmmaker and investigative journalist, has released a new documentary called “FrackNation.” In the movie, McAleer faces threats, cops and bogus lawsuits as he questions green extremists for the truth about fracking.

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Community at Odds as Officials are Granted Mining Permits

In Whitehall, Wis., a divisive public hearing over frac sand ended in approvals for two new mining projects, despite citizen complaints that some elected officials were dealing themselves into the frac sand business at the expense of their neighbors.

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New Amendments Target Frac Sand Moratorium

The Winona, Wisc., City Council approved a number of changes to the way it regulates the frac sand industry as it prepares to stay ahead of a one-year moratorium set to expire in March, according to the Winona Daily News.

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Wisconsin to Appoint Frac Sand Czar

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources could soon have a specialist that would focus on helping frac sand mines navigate the rules and state processes, said Wisconsin’s governor.

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