WXOW-TV 19 (ABC-TV) Posted: May 10, 2016 9:04 PM CST Updated: May 10, 2016 9:04 PM
The group Frac Sand Insider is holding its annual conference at the La Crosse Center this week, amid growing opposition to the industry.
The conference consists of several keynote speakers as well as products and services available to those in the industry.
On Tuesday, a Wisconsin Appeals Court voted to uphold a Trempealeau County decision denying a permit to open a new sand mine for use of hydraulic fracking.
Anti frac sand advocates rallied outside the La Crosse Center on Tuesday night, voicing their concern and outrage over the industry's use of frac sand to help get oil and natural gas out of the ground.
"We're the people that live in this beautiful driftless area and we absolutely have the right to decide what happens here and it's our right and duty to protect ourselves from unwanted trespass," Laila Johnson, of Community Rights GroundWork said.
A GROUP CALLED.. FRAC SAND INSIDER IS HOLDINGS ITS ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE AT THE LA CROSSE CENTER THIS WEEK...