Saturday, 16 December 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG

GIVE THE GIFT OF
INDEPENDENCE

You're reading radically independent media that isn't compromised by politicians or private corporations.

But Truthout's survival depends on your support.

Help us keep exposing injustice in 2018: Make a tax-deductible donation right now.

Click here
to make a tax-deductible donation.

(Truthout is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit)

Truthout's Fracking Road Trip

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Special Feature
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

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 LudwigTruthout | 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
Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Mike Ludwig

Mike Ludwig is a staff reporter at Truthout and a contributor to the Truthout anthology, Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? In 2014 and 2017, Project Censored featured Ludwig's reporting on its annual list of the top 25 independent news stories that the corporate media ignored. Follow him on Twitter: @ludwig_mike.

GET DAILY TRUTHOUT UPDATES
Optional Member Code

FOLLOW togtorsstottofb


Truthout's Fracking Road Trip

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Special Feature
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

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 LudwigTruthout | 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
Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Mike Ludwig

Mike Ludwig is a staff reporter at Truthout and a contributor to the Truthout anthology, Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? In 2014 and 2017, Project Censored featured Ludwig's reporting on its annual list of the top 25 independent news stories that the corporate media ignored. Follow him on Twitter: @ludwig_mike.