4 pages have the tag Sand Mines

    /news/columns/2014/new-studies-sand-mines-place-communities-at-risk/
    Summary: “What new information do we have about the mines?” the Eau Claire reporter asked me.
    Body: “What new information do we have about the mines?” the Eau Claire reporter asked me. The reporter was referring to two sand mine studies recently released; one by a committee under the charge of the Trempealeau County Board and the other by the B...
    /news/columns/2014/sand-mine-bill-strips-local-powers-community-s-ability-to-say-no/
    Summary: Should communities be able to prevent development of sand mines? Can communities set rules if sand mine operations are inadequate to protect nearby residents?
    Body: Should communities be able to prevent development of sand mines? Can communities set rules if sand mine operations are inadequate to protect nearby residents? A new “communities cannot say no to sand mines” bill is making its way through the Legi...

    When “Up” is “Down”

    Last edited: 11/08/2017

    /news/columns/2017/when-up-is-down/
    Summary: A last-minute budget amendment has folks in Western Wisconsin very worried.
    Body:   When “Up” is “Down” Trying to understand last minute deals taking away local powers A last-minute budget amendment has folks in Western Wisconsin very worried. Locals have spent seven years negotiating with large sand mines to reach agreeme...
    /news/columns/2016/the-next-well-that-goes-bad-may-be-yours/
    Summary: “I feel like the state failed to protect the people,” Stacy told me. “Nobody really cares because it’s not affecting them.”
    Body: “I feel like the state failed to protect the people,” Stacy told me. “Nobody really cares because it’s not affecting them.” Stacy is one of several Lincoln Township residents in Trempealeau County who lived through two years of well problems. An...