Column: Prevent irreparable damage to pristine valley
The discussion regarding the frac sand issue facing our area has its roots firmly embedded in our insatiable appetite for energy.
The development of energy has both an upside and a downside. On the upside, it enables economies to grow, businesses to flourish and workers and their families to thrive. The downside is that the major sources of energy products are the same energy products that are spewing thousands of tons of carbon into our atmosphere every year.