US Silica Sand Mining Surge

US Silica Sand Mining Surge

  • Written on: 14 July 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Video originally by VOA News.   A surge of silica sand mining (used in fracking) in Utica, Illinois worries local campsite owners, residents and health professionals. The legislature has passed a bill requiring a study of the impact of such mining, but this is a good example of ex-post-facto studies...

The Bloody Illegal World of Sand Mining

The Bloody Illegal World of Sand Mining

  • Written on: 22 June 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Video Created by Wired with photographer Adam Ferguson.   Sand Mining is largely unregulated, dangerous and illegal. It occurs throughout the world but with especial impunity on the Indian subcontinent where rivers are deepened by as mush as 10 feet. This video provides a helpful snapshot of this underreported element of extractive...