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City’s frac sand mine battle spurs recalls

In this small city in northwestern Wisconsin, the mayor and two council members are facing recall elections over their handling of a proposed frac sand mine that would be built a half-mile south of a school.

October update: Wisconsin’s frac sand industry map

Wisconsin’s frac sand boom may have slowed, but the number of permitted and proposed facilities still has grown since the Center’s May tally.

Frac sand health fears rise as mining booms in Wisconsin

Like some other west-central Wisconsin residents, Frances and Dean Sayles are frustrated with the state Department of Natural Resources’ lack of a comprehensive approach to addressing concerns surrounding potential health problems from crystalline silica dust. Now some residents, academics, local government officials and even a frac sand producer have begun taking action.

Reporter’s diary: A surprise at the sand conference

Frac sand coverage from the Center

Project page: Wisconsin’s sand rush
As supply meets demand, Wisconsin’s sand rush slows Dec. 12, 2012
Frac sand boom creates thousands of jobs Aug. 9, 2012
Sand mining surges in Wisconsin July 31, 2011
Coming Sunday: Frac sand health fears rise as mining booms in Wisconsin

When I started reporting on the frac sand beat [...]

Slideshow: Inside the Penokee harvest camp

Photos accompanying reporter Tegan Wendland’s audio feature on the harvest camp.

Iron County Board: Harvest camp can stay

Hard to say whether it was the fry bread passed out by tribal members to supervisors on the Iron County Board, but the outcome was positive for the Lac Courte Oreilles band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tuesday as the board voted to work with the band and find a way to keep a controversial harvest camp open in the Penokee Range.

In Penokees camp, tribes flex treaty muscles to block mine

Tribal officials and a treaty law expert say the Iron County camp, dubbed a harvest camp by Ojibwe, or Chippewa, lays the foundation for a possible legal case invoking their federal treaty rights.

Frac sand mining: Our investigation

Frac sand mining has surged in Wisconsin in recent years, growing from a handful of sites to more than 110 permitted facilities. This project page is home to all of our coverage, including maps, charts, and other resources.

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