TV News LIES

Saturday, Nov 18th

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...


Keystone pipeline shut down after leaking 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

Keystone pipeline leaks 210,000 of ooil in South Dakota TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, the...

Top Democrats stage anti-Trump revolt at Bonn climate summit

Dems stage anti-Trump revolt at climate conference in BonnA handful of Democratic governors and scores of other lawmakers and mayors are mounting an insurgency...

NASA considers which cities will flood as ice sheets melts

NASA : NYC first to flood as Antarctic ice sheets meltAs ice sheets on Greenland and Antartica melt, which cities are most liable to flood? NASA...

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes close to Iraq-Iran border

7.3 earthquake - Iraq-Iran border An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has struck Iraq, about 20 miles (32km) southwest of...
 
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!