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In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, research fellow Isaac Orr and Roberta Walls, the point person for industrial sand mining at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, discuss a new document produced by the DNR to educate the general public and decision makers about the environmental, economic, and social impacts of industrial sand mining in the state.
This document, officially called a Strategic Analysis, found that industrial sand mining poses little threat to air quality in the state, and discusses the impacts of these mines on waterways, wildlife, among other topics. Orr and Walls discuss the findings of the analysis in greater details and describe how the public can offer their input on the findings.