It turns out, after I came to, and the paramedics checked what I was last looking at, it all became clear. I must have fainted and fallen off my chair in the waiting area.
My computer screen was still on this page: a Minnesota city "approves" a fracking sand operation.
A proposed rail shipping hub for sand used by the oil and natural gas industries took a major step forward when the Wabasha City Council rejected a request to commission a study on the environmental risks that the sand and hundreds of trucks a day would bring to the picturesque Mississippi River town.
Calgary, Alberta-based Superior Sand Systems Inc. plans to build a storage and loading facility along the Canadian Pacific tracks, from which silica sand mined in Wisconsin would be shipped to North Dakota and Texas for use in the oil and gas extraction process called hydraulic fracturing.
The facility could take in 200 to 300 truckloads of sand a day and run seven days a week. The company hopes to begin operating as early as Thursday.Wow, I'm still feeling faint. A dream? April First?
Some very, very brave city council members.
Note to the Granddaughters
Only part of the above post is "true." The link to the story and the quote are "true." Don't worry. I did not faint and I did not need medical help.