Toxic Taters has been working since early 2015 to protect Hubbard, Becker, Wadena, and Cass counties from an RDO expansion that has been threatening thousands of acres of the pines with conversion into potato fields.
In February of 2015 RDO was seeking 54 new well permits in the Pineland Sands Aquifer. Thanks to citizen pressure one year later only one well has been approved and two additional permits are in process.
As of February 13th, 2016 we haven't gotten the DNR to require that RDO do an environmental assessment, but we've effectively paused the expansion.
Now, we are calling on RDO's major buyer, McDonald's to show their commitment against deforestation by telling RDO forests are worth more than fries.
We will continue to work to protect the water, land, forests, and communities of the Pinelands Sands Aquifer from RDO Expansion.
You can see our petition for an environmental assessment and the DNR's decision by clicking on the links below.