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Originally posted by SheeplFlavoredAgain
I do not follow this thread very well.
Clintonville police say they received about 65 calls Tuesday night, from people reporting three or four loud booms. Officials say the calls came in from 10:35 until 11:40 p.m.
Several callers told police that these booms were stronger than those from last week, but no damage has been reported.
I think your explanation makes sense.
Kennan Wood, executive director of the Wisconsin Mining Association, says there are about 60 frack sand mines currently operating in Wisconsin and 40 more in the process of gaining permits.
“Sand mining is having a big impact on the state, especially in the rural areas. These mines encompass [anywhere from] three- to four-man small operations to big industrial mines that extract a million or more tons annually,” Kennan told Environment & Climate News.
They also requested DNR regulate silica as a toxic air pollutant. The petition was very sophisticated, clearly having required environmental experts and lawyers to draft, said Manley.
“I realized then that frack sand mines were up against very strong opposition. The DNR denied the petition last month, but I just learned today [Feb. 27] that the group is now asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a national ambient air quality standard for silica,” Manley reported.
Anti-natural gas groups are continuing their campaign at the state level, too. “There is land use legislation currently in the Wisconsin legislature [to impose new restrictions].
There is also a rare butterfly on the Endangered Species List that the environmentalists are using to try and shut down frack sand mining operations. In addition, there have been a series of moratoriums enacted by several local governments to prohibit frack sand mining,” said Manley.
Originally posted by OhZone
Volcanoes do appear on flat land.
Remember the on in Mexico?
Parícutin, "The Corn Field Volcano"
Farmers in the field witnessed the ground crack open in one thunderous rumbling, and out of this newly opened fissure came the strong smell of rotten eggs. But it wasn't rotten eggs, but sulphur from beneath the earth's crust which was rising to the surface.
Thick grey smoke began rising out of the opening in the ground, the farmers felt the heat rising along with it and saw that the smoke was actually filled with ash. They knew this wasn't just an earthquake, but the beginning of a volcanic eruption. Everybody fled the cornfield, my father included.