Western Wisconsin currently boasts beautiful vistas, historic small towns and friendly people. Sadly, this is beginning to change.
Western Wisconsin’s small communities are being divided by silver-tongued shysters. Great riches are promised to struggling rural people in exchange for a healthy environment. In the end, a few people may become frac sand barons, while the rest of us bear the cost. Dividing small communities is a most profitable endeavor.
Frac sand salespeople often brag about jobs, jobs, jobs. Unfortunately, promises rarely meet reality. It is the same line preached when mining the Penokees was the goal.
Struggling citizens are sold on grand promises, while our environment is destroyed. No one mentions that our water supply, held in the public trust, will be consumed at the rate of millions of gallons per day by multiple sand washing facilities.
This dirty energy devastation promises to destroy far more jobs than are created. Tourism has long been a steady job producer. The Great River Road is noted as one of the most scenic drives in our nation. On either side of the Mississippi, the views are spectacular.
So come visit western Wisconsin this one last time. Drive the River Road. Tell our government that our beautiful rural areas still do matter. The bluffs of western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota are truly a sight to behold. Visit our quaint small towns — rich with pioneer history. It may be your last chance.