March 8, 2012
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“FRAC SAND MINING IN THE DRIFTLESS REGION”
PRESENTATION AT VITERBO UNIVERSITY MARCH 21
CROSSE, Wis. – Karl Green, community natural resources and community development
educator with the La Crosse County University of Wisconsin Extension Office,
will present “Frac Sand Mining in the Driftless Region” at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
March 21 in the Viterbo University Reinhart Center room 107.
presentation will give a geologic overview of where frac sands are found in the
Coulee Region, as well as the practical issues that may be faced by local
governments when a sand mine is proposed.
grains of ideal size, shape, strength, and purity, “frac sand” is needed by
drilling companies to release underground natural gas and oil in the
controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Nearly 75 percent
of frac sand comes from the Midwest, from where it is shipped to Texas, North Dakota,
counties and municipalities in Wisconsin and Minnesota have established
moratoriums on mining activity and are seeking additional information about the
environmental consequences of frac sand operations.
event is free and open to the public. No registration is required, but seating
is limited. It is co-sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Center for Ethics in
Leadership at Viterbo University and by the Coulee Region Chapter of Trout