Dear Editor: After Aquila Resources' decision not to appeal the denial of their wetlands permit they reaffirmed plans to submit a new mining p…
Covia, which owns permitted mines and plants in Columbia, Dunn, Monroe, Pierce and Waupaca counties, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, saying a restructuring plan negotiated with lenders will eliminate more than $1 billion in fixed costs.
Why spend so much time and money on cleaning up pollution in the Lower Menominee River only to allow potential toxic discharges from the proposed Back Forty mine into the headwaters of the river?
Dear Editor: Let’s look at the facts of open-pit metallic sulfide mining.
The Menominee River forms the boundary between Wisconsin and Michigan in the Upper Peninsula, and flows into Lake Michigan, feeding an abundan…
The DNR has already given preliminary approval to Smart Sand Inc., which is proposing to build its facility in the town of Curran.
Dear Editor: Flambeau Mining Company recently applied to the Wisconsin DNR to drastically cut back on monitoring requirements at their mine ne…
The regional frac sand industry, which burst onto the scene about a decade ago, already has gone through at least two boom-and-bust cycles and is in the midst of a bust that has idled several mines.
Dear Editor: Thank you for your column which speaks of Aquila and the Back Forty mine. We who live near the proposed mine site appreciate all …
Mining is an inherently unsustainable boom-and-bust industry that will never live up to industry promises of prosperity for communities.
In four separate complaints filed Monday by the same attorney, neighbors of Hi-Crush mines in Whitehall and Blair allege ongoing air, water, noise and light pollution from the mines.
The Monroe County Sanitation and Zoning Committee will consider early next week whether to add provisions for sand mining to the county zoning ordinance.
A recent change in Union Pacific's operations throws into question the need for the multimillion dollar investments, as well as the justification for filling in some of the state’s wetlands.
A judge denied a motion by OmniTRAX Logistics Services to dismiss the 2016 case brought by three families who say the mine and processing plant between Black River Falls and Alma Center would create a nuisance.
DNR spokesman Jim Dick said the agency “has chosen not to pursue enforcement at this time due to the life saving measures taken that caused the event.”
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says the rival Koreas began removing mines and other explosives at two sites inside their heavily armed border on Monday as part of their recent tension-reduction steps. They will likely end up pulling out a very small portion of an estimated 2 million mines littered inside and near the 248-kilometer (155-mile) -long, 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) -wide Demilitarized Zone. But it would be the two countries' first joint demining work in more than a decade and comes amid international diplomacy aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons.
A three-judge appeals panel last week agreed that the landowners did not provide enough evidence to show they would be harmed but ruled that their legal strategy – known as “anticipated private nuisance” – is recognized under Wisconsin law.
In a clash of old and new industries, Wisconsin frac sand producers say their business is threatened by a handful of railroads operating under outdated regulations.
Chippewa Sand Co., which mines 142 acres of a 176-acre site near Bloomer in the town of Cooks Valley, estimates mining the expansion would take 60 years.
Federal mine safety officials have cited the employer of a bulldozer driver who survived a 2½-hour ordeal under water at a Trempealeau County frac sand mine.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released initial results late Wednesday afternoon of water samples taken after the May 21 spill at the Hi-Crush frac sand mine in Whitehall.
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Ten million gallons of orange sludge spilled from a sand mine processing facility recently, making its way into Poker Coulee, downstream into the Trempealeau River, and into the Mississippi. The mine has avoided regulation by being annexed in two different cities.
Wisconsin officials are continuing to monitor the environmental impacts following the spill of sludge from a Trempealeau County frac sand mine Monday but say they haven’t seen any impact to fish.