New documentary: Dear President Obama - expresses the rage & sense of hopelessness of Americans whose water supply has been destroyed by fracking & their inability to get help. They ask Obama - where is the change you promised? Where is our democracy? Fracking has created an environmental catastrophe & the govt is listening to corporations but no one listens to us. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCD5XWmAzus&list=PLgPZGh5JFkRzXep6YeQ62e3A7CnVGBCid
Wisconsin's DNR approved a new study (28/Jan/2015) on frac sand mining in Wisconsin. The DNR wants to update a 2012 report on sand mining with more current information after Midwest Environmental Advocates presented a petition to the agency's board in Oct/2014 seeking an industry analysis.
Sand mining on which fracking depends & which desecrated lands & forests in WI & MN is suffering the lack of profitability of fracking, Fracking, which has proven more costly to get oil out of shale than the returns - has resulted in closing sand mines across the Midwest.
West Virginia train derailment sends an oil tanker into the Kanawha River - a HUGE THREAT to loss of life & environmental disaster. Almost without any regulation, King oil is hauling dangerous fracking sludge across America from North Dakota & Canada, resulting in explosive train disasters, destroying rivers & drinking water sources, & threatening residents of small towns across the US. http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/lt/lt_cache/thumbnail/610/img/photos/2015/02/16/f2/42/wv_resized.jpg