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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.
thanks for the vid but be sure to skip to 3;40 or so this guy rambles to much.it drove me nuts waiting for him to play the sound.
Originally posted by calendula
Yes, people may not be able to hear the rumbling as well during the day, but surely they'd still notice the shaking if it were occuring in the daytime hours?
As for audio:
edit on 28-3-2012 by calendula because: Trying to get this video on here.
Most of the mining operations have sprung up over the past three years, stirring concerns about the effects on land and groundwater and health impacts on nearby residents.
Originally posted by SpaceJ
Also, an afterthought, and completely just speculation/conspiratorial theory, but perhaps they are working on a new mine and don't want residents to know because of how much opposition the expansion of the sand mine industry has gotten there over the last year. I'm not saying they went into blasting with the intention of keeping a secret, but maybe they didn't expect anyone to notice the sounds.
Originally posted by slanteye
reply to post by crazyray
Agreed...underground explosions. Building more secret underground facilities in preparation for depopulation of the world. All "false flags" scenario had been put in place so its just a question of time when they will start it. Booms were also heard in Israel and as far as Amman. The authorities in Israel said they were clearing mines. It could also be the earth's crust loosening itself from all the heat bearing in mind the shifting of Earth's pole. We can only speculate as we no longer know what is coming with all the secrecy prevailing today. Try to find out and post....you may save a lot of lives or at least let the masses get prepared.
Originally posted by Rosha
reply to post by crazyray
Have you read up on the 1700's quakes ?
What most are describing here seems eerily akin to the reports of those times.....
Booms and land movement, minor liquefaction etc..all being 'inland' precursors to a subduction event on the cascadia fault line.
edit on 29-3-2012 by Rosha because: typo
Originally posted by rickymouse
Being the fact that a police man steered someone studying it there to an area where there were booms I think he may have heard something there himself. It would be ignorant to discard the perception of hundreds of people just because there is no scientific evidence. When the power goes out at my house I call the neighbors to see if their power is out also. There have been times that five or more of us have been out of power for many hours and nobody called the power company thinking everyone else did. Once I called the power company after two hours and they said they hadn't received a call yet, a hundred people were without power. Why would everyone who heard the booms have called the police, the police have been informed by credible people of the community, does everyone have to call it in? All you would get is a busy signal and people with real emergencies would not get the police if they needed them or 911 would be tied up and an ambulance would not get to an emergency. Why does a person have to record it? So someone can call their recording a fake. Upper levels of Society have been conditioned to only believe those with certification and everyone is aware of this fact. A regular persons perception is tossed to the wind. I wouldn't even bother calling it in myself.
I've seen peoples reputation smeared because they saw a Cougar or mountain lion in the Upper Peninsula years ago. Now all of a sudden they are everywhere after the DNR received evidence that they accepted as real. The cougars have been here for a long time, most of those reports were real.
Originally posted by calendula
This seems highly unlikely to me. While yes, there are people opposed to mining around here, there are many more in my opinion who want job creation. I don't think they would go to those lengths to conceal mining operations.
There has not been this much shaking under Wisconsin since the May 6, 1947, earthquake recorded just south of Milwaukee near the Lake Michigan shore. Some Waupaca County residents want to pin last week's small earthquake in Clintonville on a local legend: the so-called Pigeon River fault. It allegedly is beneath the southeast side of the city and said to be the cause of tremors on more than one occasion in the last century. State and federal geologists say they do not have any records of such a fault. But that doesn't mean it does not exist.
Whether it was one or two miles deep in the bedrock, or a shallower disturbance several hundred feet deep, postglacial rebounding played a role, according to David Hart, a geophysicist at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. "Earthquakes in Illinois, Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest usually are attributed to glacial rebound," Hart said.
"That is the only thing moving our crust around to give us an earthquake." Even so, earthquakes in Wisconsin are rare, with a dozen minor ones recorded in the last century.
The Tuesday morning shake might have been the largest of last week's swarm, but Caruso and others are continuing to review data to see if other small tremors might have been recorded, he said.
Loud bangs accompanied a 1.3-magnitude earthquake in March of last year at Moodus, Conn. Such booms occurring with low-level quakes around Seneca Lake in the Catskill Mountains of New York are known as "Seneca guns."
There are two permanent seismometers in Wisconsin. One is northeast of Phelps in Vilas County and a second is near Linden in Iowa County.
But the USGS has deployed an array of portable seismometers, stretching from the northern border to the southern boundary, to better understand background levels of seismic waves, Caruso said. This array is picked up and moved a few times each year.
One of the seismometers in this array currently is roughly between the two permanent stations - 15 miles southeast of Clintonville, Caruso said. Recorded seismic activity on the portable unit confirmed the Clintonville earthquake.