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  • Petitioned Board of Supervisors of Allamakee Co., Iowa

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Board of Supervisors of Allamakee Co., Iowa

Deny any and all permits for mining frac sand

    1. Jeffrey Craig
    2. Petition by

      Jeffrey Craig

      Des Moines, United States

Allamakee Co. Board of Supervisors:
It seems the dubious fracing industry has sniffed out desirable sand deposits indigenous to Allamakee County. You, as the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors, have wisely tabled a moratorium on issuing a permit for the mining of these sands. Please do not allow possible short-term monetary gains to override the evironmental devastation caused by mining (to say nothing of the horrors that fracing wreaks elsewhere). Stand unequivocally on your decision to keep the area in question as pristine and undisturbed as it is now. Although I am not a resident of your county, I implore you to deny the permit in question for any and all reasons.

To:
Board of Supervisors of Allamakee Co., Iowa
Deny any and all permits for mining frac sand

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Tizzy Hyatt ALTOONA, IA
      • about 1 year ago

      Everything I have seen indicates fracking is an extremely environmentally harmful practice. Iowans need to be wise stewards of the land and water resources we have, not destroy what we have in hopes of gaining more resources. Without clean water and nutrient rich soil we can no longer grow food for our families and sell the excess. Fracking will be viewed in the future as a disaster if it is allowed to happen. Please stop this dreadful practice.

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    • adam alexander DES MOINES, IA
      • about 1 year ago

      because our safety is way more important than more natural gas which is unsustainable in the first place

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    • Adam Krause DES MOINES, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      A moratorium is a good first step. The next 18 months need to be used to educate people about fracking and organize a strong and united opposition front.

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    • Jeff Abbas DORCHESTER, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      Mary and I belong to group fighting hard on this front already. The reasons are obvious to us. Thanks to everyone else for joining the fight!

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    • Heather Tillery DES MOINES, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      Iowa is a farming and nature based state and we need to protect this environment and our precious water tables. Fracking in any part of Iowa is bad for our state as a whole as our environment is all linked.

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