TV News LIES

Saturday, Oct 01st

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment The Mines that Fracking Built, Part Two

The Mines that Fracking Built, Part Two

E-mail Print PDF

The mines that fracking builtKeith Fossen never expected to join a grassroots environmental group, let alone help organize one from the ground up.

"I was so far over there on the conservative side … whenever I heard of anyone trying to do something for the environment, I was suspicious," Fossen said during an interview with Truthout. "I thought anything environmental was trying to control business."

Fossen and his wife Amy Nelson live in rural Hay Creek Township located about 10 miles from the Mississippi River on the outskirts of Red Wing, Minnesota. Fossen is an entrepreneur and CEO of a business education services firm. For years, he agreed with other conservatives that environmental causes were bad for business. His tune began to change, however, as the frack-sand rush started knocking on his back door.

"I'm a conservative businessman, and it's so interesting the people I'm hanging out with … I'm hanging out with environmentalists," Fossen said in a Red Wing coffee shop.

Sandstone formations in eastern Minnesota and across the Mississippi River in Wisconsin contain high quantities of silica particles of a desirable size and shape for hydraulic fracturing. Fracking, an unconventional oil and gas drilling technique, uses high volumes of water laced with silica and chemicals to break up underground rock and release fossil fuels. Fracking is not big in Minnesota, but the fracking boom in states such as North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania has exponentially increased the demand for frack sand from the area.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Powerful Category 4 Hurricane Matthew Heads For Jamaica And Cuba

Hurricane matthewHurricane Matthew strengthened on Friday into the Caribbean’s first major hurricane in four years as it...

Tourists trapped on erupting Indonesian volcano

Tourists trapped on Indonesian volcanoAuthorities evacuated more than 1,000 people from Indonesia's Mount Rinjani after a sub-volcano began erupting, but...

Loma Fire continues to grow in Northern California

Loma fireThe wildfire in the mountains near Santa Cruz, Calif. has grown to 4,147 acres and is...

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

Greenland's receding icecapA top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!