On April 14, 2015, the Town of Bloom in Richland County, Wisconsin, passed an ordinance to impose a moratorium on the creation of silica mining operations in the township, pending creation of a regulation ordinance. The moratorium is in effect until June 2016.
Concerned residents of the township prepared the following documents as part of their work to get the moratorium adopted:
- Informational Brochure for Residents of the Town of Bloom
- Recent Headlines From Nearby Counties
- Timeline of Events: Where Frac Sand Mining stands in the Town of Bloom
(originally created 2/3/15; now updated with recent events)