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As Frac Sand Mining Expands, Community Activists Face Off Against Companies

January 14, 2015


January 13, 2015

by Mara Kardas-Nelson

Some mornings, Patricia Popple of Chippiwa County, Wisconsin, has to wipe dust off her car before she can drive anywhere. On other days, worried neighbors call her to say that dust has settled on the nearby school.

Down the road, Victoria Trinko, a family farmer, has been diagnosed with environmentally induced asthma. In order to breathe properly, she uses an inhaler and nasal spray twice a day.

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