Silica sand has bought of property in lasalle county, cutting down hundreds of acres of trees and strip mining our lands, destroying our countrysides and leaving big mountains of dirt exposed and a total eyesore for our communities. We the people need to force these companies that destroy our woodlands and just leaving craters in the ground to fill in their holes after they are finished and replant all the trees. You ever wonder why more animals are getting hit on the roadways, why our water supplies in areas are being disrupted? Blame silica sand in lasalle county. We need to stop them from destroying any more woodlands, our environment needs to be saved, we have to start saving our planet.