Two years ago, Wisconsin had five frac sand mines and five processing facilities. Now it has 63 mines and 36 processing facilities, according to current DNR figures. The proposed would be a sand washing facility. For a quick (recent) look at some of the environmental dangers, see here:
This new proposed frac sand facility would sit right on the doorstep of the Village of Stockholm, and on the shores of Lake Pepin at the site of the 1686 settlement of Fort Saint Antoine. The developers know that the area of the proposal is presently protected from industrial development by the Pepin County zoning codes for the Mississippi River bluff Land, shoreland/wetland and floodplain districts. They know it is is within the scenic easement for the Great River Road Scenic Byways and Highways. They also know that that there is a precedent for turning down this proposal; the County has denied variances and rezoning to at least three earlier commercial development proposals on or near this site. Of course they know that the entire proposed site also sits right on top of frac sand.
Please sign the petition to keep Lake Pepin and the Mississippi Riverway beautiful.
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