People of IPR
Mon March 4, 2013
Economic Opportunites and Environmental Concerns Set Up Debate Over 'Frac' Sand Mining
You’ve probably heard about controversies over the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing – the technique known as “fracking.” There’s no oil or gas fracking in Iowa…but the increasing use of the technique is affecting the state. It’s creating a market for finely-grained silica sand from northeast Iowa.
And some residents of the area are in conflict over the future of frac sand mining.
Talk of Iowa