Wednesday, June 11 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
“The Price of Sand” a chilling documentary about silica sand, small Wisconsin towns, and money, shocks everyone who sees how the frac sand mining boom has made rich people out of some and destroyed the communities at the same time. The silica sand used for hydraulic fracturing has other uses, glass and toothpaste, so this one-time use for the precious crystals is wasteful but the mega companies aren’t concerned, this is fast money.
New companies have arrived to take advantage of the resource and land with accessible silica has been selling for triple value high prices. Neighbors are now enemies and whole communities are in chaotic uproar over the non-regulation of these mining operations as town boards do not know how to deal with these high-pressure issues. High paying jobs for a short-term brings support from some while constant trucking traffic is wrecking the small communities and their roads.
Don’t miss this powerful and personal story of real people in real communities fighting for their towns, the homes and health and the traditional way of life in places like: Alma, Maiden Rock, Tunnel City and others as the battles continue, motivated by big money companies. These mining operations extend over most of western Wisconsin and extend eastward as far as the Shawano County area
Wednesday June 11th Crossroads at Big Creek 7:00 p.m. brought to you by the Door County Environmental Council and the Collins Learning Center.
No admission charge – Come early.