Truthout’s Fracking Road Trip

Truthout Fracking Road Trip

The impacts of the fracking industry stretch far beyond the oil and gas drilling fields that have dominated the headlines in recent years and become one of the nation’s top environmental controversies. From the lush Ohio River Valley and the rolling farmlands of southeast Wisconsin, the fracking industry’s demand for raw material and waste disposal have fractured once tight-knit communities and turned life in rural neighborhoods completely upside down. In April, Truthout reporter Mike Ludwig traveled to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio to see where the controversial fracking process begins and ends – in the silica mines and waste disposal sites.

Will Ohio Be Fracking’s Radioactive Dumping Ground?
Wednesday, 05 June 2013
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

Thursday, 23 May 2013
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report
The Mines That Fracking Built, Part Two
Monday, 13 May 2013
by Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report
The Mines That Fracking Built
Thursday, 02 May 2013
by Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report