US mayor ousted following frac sand complaints

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Thursday, 26 November 2015

Local politics resulted in the mayor of a small Wisconsin town being booted out, after disagreements about openness in dealing with local concerns about frac sand mining.

John Kimmel, the Mayor of Arcadia, a small town near the western border of Wisconsin, US, was recalled on Tuesday following disputes over silica (frac) sand mining.

Kimmel’s 164 votes lost to challenger Rob Reichwein’s 373 in an election triggered by 200...

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