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Thomas Pearson
Works at University of Wisconsin-Stout
Attended State University of New York at Binghamton
Lives in Wisconsin
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Frac Sand Mining and the Disruption of Place, Landscape, and Community in Wisconsin
I'm very pleased to share an article which was just published by Human Organization , a peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology. The article is based on in-depth interviews and examines the impact of frac sand mining on people's sense ...
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Save the Hills Alliance: Event on Reclamation
Perspectives on Prairie, Forest, and Farmland Reclamation, Restoration, and Mitigation Saturday, November 7, 2015  –  1:00 p.m.  to  4:00 p.m. Veteran’s Center of Menomonie E4710 Co. Rd. BB, Menomonie, WI (1 mile North of I-94 on State Hwy. 25) Speaker,  Da...
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Flying Kites and Photographing Mines with Public Lab
Last month we flew a kite and took aerial photographs of the Hi-Crush frac sand operation in Augusta, WI, using techniques developed by Public Lab . The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) is a community -- supported by a 501(c)3 ...
Last month we flew a kite and took aerial photographs of the Hi-Crush frac sand operation in Augusta, WI, using techniques developed by Public Lab. The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) is a commu...
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Defense of local democracy: An evolving regional grassroots response to frac sand mining
Over the past few years, dozens of local groups have formed
in response to frac sand mining. Many of these groups are simply neighbors who
began meeting in someone's kitchen, garage, or basement to study the impacts of
frac sand mining and to find ways to e...
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Health Impact Assessment
The Institute for Wisconsin's Health, Inc. (IWHI), a non-profit, recently released a " Health Impact Assessment of Industrial Sand Mining in Western Wisconsin ." The report was produced in collaboration with 15 local and tribal health departments and summar...
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What's $80,000 to a frac sand mine?
For some it's a house. For others it's a car, or two. Or maybe student loan debt. For some frac sand mines, it's a few hours, if that. Last month Alpine Sand, operating near Arcadia, in Trempealeau County, was fined $80,000 for violating storm water laws . ...
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Resources for Understanding SB 632 / AB 816
State lawmakers are once again discussing a proposed bill that would restrict local regulation of frac sand mining. On February 26, Senator Tiffany and Representative Ballweg introduced Senate Bill 632 and Assembly Bill 816, which would restrict local gover...
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Price of Sand, Film Screening & Discussion, Oct. 17, UW-Stout
Jim Tittle will be visiting UW-Stout in a couple weeks to show his film The Price of Sand , followed by an open discussion. The Price of Sand is a documentary about the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Due to a rapid increase in demand, pur...
Jim Tittle will be visiting UW-Stout in a couple weeks to show his film The Price of Sand, followed by an open discussion. The Price of Sand is a documentary about the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Due to ...
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Cultural anthropologist and assistant professor in the department of social sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Stout
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  • State University of New York at Binghamton
    Anthropology
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  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    Assistant Professor, Anthropology, 2009 - present
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