From: Patricia W. Mertes
Buffalo City, Wis.
Buffalo County Zoning Commission have you lost all sense of perspective to even consider rezoning from agricultural to industrial?
1. We are still considered a drought area. Frac sand plants use over 1,000 gallons of water a day. None reclaimable.
2. LLC stands for Limited Liability Company. So who’s going to pay for damages they leave behind?
3. Man needs water, food and shelter to exist. All of these, frac sand can destroy in this area.
4. Any areas mining has occurred in (whatever form it takes) when what they want is gone, they move on and ghost towns are left behind along with the ugly destruction. Possibly a hundred years later (if you’re lucky) it will become a tourist attraction.
5. The seven big oil companies of the world use small town people to form LLCs. You have to live in that state to legally form an LLC, and let me tell you, the owners of these companies benefiting from “our” sand have no intention of ever living or even coming to this area. They send their representatives and lawyers. The financial world doesn’t call them “The Elite” for nothing.
6. With California on the brink of agricultural destruction due to severe drought, this would be a good opportunity for Wisconsin to step up to the plate.
7. I am very surprised the Fish & Wildlife, DNR or the Corps has not objected to the placement of the mines or plants. Oh, that’s right, the elected officials in Washington, D.C., are wanting this to go through to feather their own nests.
Wake up Buffalo Countians. In the big game of power and greed you and your families are expendable. No does not mean no to “The Elite.” They will use you up and throw you away. Then you’ll be told you brought it on yourself, and you have. Wake up now or you won’t be smelling the roses, but something else!