Undermined - Voices from the Frontlines of Frac Sand Mining Feb 8

Event Dates: 
02/08/21
Mon Feb 8 10:30 am Undermined - Voices from the Frontlines of Frac Sand Mining . On-line event. This OpenHour is with Public Lab in collaboration with Ted Auch and FracTracker - the FracTracker Alliance. Please attend this opportunity for hearing more from your frac sand mining neighbors and friends who have been impacted by this industry. You will have an opportunity for interaction with them and others. Frac sand plays a vital role in the hydraulic fracturing industry and you will want to know more so we can begin to combat the climate crisis that we all face. 
The perils of fracking are well documented, but the impacts from mining frac sand are less widely known. In this OpenHour, we speak with the people fighting for clean air and water, fertile farmland, & sustainable livelihoods in fence line communities from across the mid-west. Fracking is an extractive technology that has spread across massive landscapes and unzoned, small towns in the USA as industry has purchased up land rights to conduct operations. Mining for silica sand, use of chemicals, and local water all are pumped into the ground to release small pockets of oil & gas. We will hear directly from community members who have been bringing their communities together to unite in the struggles for healthy homes and justice amidst broken promises from frac sand companies. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event. 
How to join, visit here: https://publiclab.org/openhour 
For more information contact: Pat Popple at 715-723-6398