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Lynne Peeples

The Fracking Boom's Hidden Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green

Victoria Trinko hasn't opened the windows of her Wisconsin home in two years -- for fear of the dust clouds billowing from a frac sand mine a half-mil...

Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

Steve Horn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale basin.

The Other Hazard of Hydraulic Fracturing -- Silica in the Air

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business
Robert L. Cavnar

This week, NPR broadcast an interesting report about a researcher who has been studying health effects on workers on frac crews. Not familiar with hydraulic fracturing, he expected to find the workers exposed to toxics in drilling fluids when he want on location. What he found was very different.

Lynne Peeples

The Frac Sand County Almanac: Does Proliferation Of Mines Threaten Public Health?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

While flying back home to Wisconsin earlier this fall, Victoria Trinko had no trouble spotting her family farm from the sky. She simply looked for the...