Wisconsin frack plant opponents sue agency over self-review

MADISON, Wis. — An environmental group and the Ho-Chunk Nation are suing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over its handling of a permit for a Georgia timber company that wants to build a $75 million frack sand operation in the state.

Clean Wisconsin argues that the department`s secretary, Dan Meyer, overstepped his authority when he agreed to review a judge`s ruling that had invalidated a permit issued to Meteor Timber for a proposed processing and loading facility in Monroe County...

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Ken Notes: In WDNGreen I have mentioned the amount of money behind fracking. I include this to point out that timber and paper companies own a LOT of land over prime sand so we will see more mines opening up. We need to create legislation protecting our water, air, roads, and guaranteeing site reclamation when the sand is gone. Oh an for the record actual Wisconsin timber is far less important as long as South American timber grows faster and produces softer fiber...



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