Two community forums on the ongoing controversy over frac sand mining are planned for Houston County. “Voices from the Front Lines; The Continuing Effort against Frac Sand Mining in Houston County” will feature presentations that explain how and why frac sand mining should be prohibited in Houston County.

Experts will explain the legal justification for a ban and how frac sand mining is connected to the larger issue of hydraulic fracking for oil and gas. Each program will feature beautiful aerial photos of our region and of the destruction that frac sand mining may cause. Both programs will be followed with audience discussion. Refreshments will be served.

The first forum will be held on Saturday, March 28 in Spring Grove from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Spring Grove Fest Building.

The second forum is planned for Tuesday, March 31, in Caledonia at the City Auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m.

These forums are sponsored by Houston County Protectors and the Houston County Government Accountability Project. More information on these events and the ongoing controversy over frac sand mining is available at www.houstoncountyrealitycheck.com

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