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Winneshiek County, Iowa has high quality 'frac' sand

Feb 13, 2015Winneshiek County sand is also smooth and round, other desirable qualities for frac sand, Finzel said. "It's really good, high quality for frac-sand mining," she said. "The board instituted a moratorium to study the possibility of industrial frac sand mining and to consider possible effects on

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Why Winona County Should Ban Frac Sand Mining Operations

Frac sand mining would put agriculture, tourism and recreation, which are important parts of Winona County's economic base, at risk. In 2013 the leisure and hospitality industry in Winona County generated gross sales of $96,000,000 and sales tax of $6,500,000 .

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Frac Sand Mining

Apr 24, 2016Perhaps, the "frac sand mindset" stems from the process itself, where the earth is scraped and sifted to get the filtering sharp granules that are worth money. If you speak to residents who have first hand experience with the over reach of mining operations in their neighborhoods, townships, and counties, a "frac sand mindset" emerges.

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Testimony for Buffalo County Zoning

Feb 23, 2012The public is aware that sand mine operations in Trempeleau County are utilizing Buffalo County Roads in their frac sand haul routes. Members of the public are also aware that purchase agreements are in place for land alongside State Highway 35 (Great River Road) and across from the Cochrane/Fountain City School System with the intended purpose

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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you: frac sand

Aug 25, 2013Goodhue County commissioners voted today to extend the county's moratorium on frac sand mining by 180 days when the current ban expires next month. The vote comes following a $73,000 study on silica sand mining and the county's policy options. The committee that completed the study recommended against extending the county's ban, but two of the

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Frac mining's pros and cons: Debate focuses on

Jul 10, 2013Frac mining's pros and cons: Debate focuses on southeastern Minnesota. WINONA — The divide over frac sand mining has sharpened in Winona County,

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U.S. Supreme Court won't review Winona County frac sand

Jan 18, 2021Processed silica sand, called frac sand, can be used to extract oil and natural gas from the earth through the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. By injecting the sand, or other mineral of choice, into rock along with water and chemicals, cracks are created that allow oil and gas to flow out.

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Silica (Frac) Sand Mining

Silica sand (also commonly referred to as frac sand) is a crucial ingredient in the oil and natural gas extraction process known as fracking. The hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process for oil and gas takes a mixture of proppant (usually frac sand), water, and chemicals and injects this mixture into a well under very high pressure.

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PFS Aggregates

About. Request Quote: 325.425.0866. Located in the Texas Hill country in McCulloch County, Permian Frac Sand LLC (PFS) is a Texas based company, Permian Basin owned and operated, focused on the production of high quality frac sand (aka"Brady Brown") used as a proppant in the recovery of hydrocarbons. Proppants used in the recovery of

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Frac Sand Mining

Nov 23, 2011Several counties and towns have passed moratoria on frac sand mining. If you live in one of the yellow counties on the map--or even if you don't--contact county and municipal officials and write letters to the editor to tell them to institute similar measures.

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Minnesota County's Ban on 'Frac Sand' Lands in Court

Apr 19, 2017A mining company claims a Minnesota county's recently enacted ban on "frac sand" intentionally singles out companies that process and transport silica sand used in fracking. Dionne Cordell-whitney / April 19, 2017 WINONA, Minn. (CN) – A mining company claims a Minnesota county's recently

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Chippewa County says bankrupt frac sand mine violates

Dec 09, 2019The county said Superior Silica set aside $2,967,823.89 in reclamation bonding in 2011 before getting a permit to mine frac sand in the Town of Auburn. But on March 12, 2019, Chippewa County increased the bonding requirements for the mine to $4,650,000.

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Carl M. Sack

Mar 22, 2017A Sand County Disappearing: Frac sand mining has exploded in Wisconsin over the past two years, raising concerns about air and groundwater pollution in the western part of the state. Of even greater concern is where the sand goes: it's fueling a boom in hydraulic fracturing or fracking, a natural gas extraction technique that has contaminated drinking water supplies with methane and a soup of

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Frac Sand in Wisconsin

too impure and too angular to make frac sand. Where is frac sand found? In Wisconsin, principal areas of interest for sand min-ing have been in the western part of the state, from Burnett County in the north to Trempealeau, Jackson, and Monroe Counties in the south (fig. 1). Activity in

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Minnesota company's

Jan 12, 2021WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBT) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the suit a frac sand corporation filed in an attempt to overturn the Winona County, Minn., frac sand ban. The high court's

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Frac Sand Mine Near School in Glenwood City, WI? County

Feb 07, 2013Frac Sand Mine Near School in Glenwood City, WI? County Official Comments on the Pending Application - Hudson, WI - Interview first published on WIvoices. St. Croix County is now accepting

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Local Opponents To Frac Sand Mining Lick Their Wounds

Jun 06, 2013Board members this week approved the county's first silica sand mine by a vote of 3-2, allowing 19 acres in Saratoga Township to be devoted to the Nisbit Mine., frac sand, Fracking, Minnesota

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U.S. Supreme Court won't review Winona County frac sand

Jan 18, 2021Enacted in 2016, Winona County's ban prohibits the mining and processing of industrial silica sand but does not prohibit mining for sand used in construction projects, which doesn't necessarily

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Land in Monroe County Protected Against Frac Sand Mining

Jan 23, 2020The Covia Corporation (formerly Unimin) sand mine in Monroe County is mostly silent these days. Prior to 2016, the demand for high quality sand used in the extraction of natural gas and petroleum caused a boom in Wisconsin, a state that provides over half of the high-quality sand

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The Economic Benefits and Costs of Frac

May 15, 2013Those frac-sand counties, however, have shown considerable economic vitality over the last decade or so despite the fact that the national economy has stumbled through two recessions including the last "Great Recession."

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Calculating the Volume of Sand in the Voca Frac Sand

McCulloch counties. The Voca Frac Sand District was apparent in the imagery near the southern portion of McCulloch county near the county line. 1. I created a mosaic of the six 10m DEM images and used this mosaic to create a hillshade clipped to a polygon of the study area. 2.

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Frac Sand Final Report Version 1

One of the primary motivations for the acceptance of frac sand mines in Buffalo County is the perceived positive economic opportunities that will be created. To better understand this potential it is important to understand where the Buffalo County economy is today. This requires an

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Iowa Counties Stick To Home To Win Fights Over Frac Sand

Aug 31, 2014Karlsbroten foresaw sand mining industries coming to Iowa before Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties faced frac sand mining issues in their counties. Karlsbroten, who owns 30 acres of land in the county, said a private contractor for a sand mining companyapproached him about five years ago about being allowed to mine on the land.

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Save The Hills Alliance

Canadian Sand and Proppants, Inc. (CSP) (now owned by EOG) is only one of many mining companies seeking to remove the hills of Wisconsin to get access to the frac sand. Canadian Sand and Proppants Inc. worked for many months in secret with our city and county officials to pave the way for a Silica Sand Processing Plant in Chippewa Falls.

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Fracking our Future – Save The Hills Alliance

Open pit mining ventures that remove green, fertile fields, hill, the beauty and history of this area is the antithesis of the Land Ethic so carefully described by Aldo Leopold in his environmental bible, A Sand County Almanac. The "frac sand" and its processing plants transport a chemical product that in

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Columbia County resolution targets frac sand mining; board

Dec 03, 2013Columbia County resolution targets frac sand mining; board wants to keep decisions local Lyn Jerde Dec 3, 2013 Dec 3, 2013 Updated Dec 4, 2013; 1; Return to homepage . Please subscribe to keep

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Frac Sand Minnesota

May 01, 2013Frac sand mining tends to be concentrated in southeastern Minnesota, with clusters of proposed or prospect facilities in Fillmore and Houston counties. The highest concentration of active frac sand facilities is in and around the city of Winona. The areas of silica sand indicated on the map have been identified by the Minnesota Geological

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Limited frac sand mining approved in Goodhue County

Jun 18, 2013Goodhue County is particularly strategic for its deposits of frac sand; the round grains of sand that are used in fracture mining. It is highly sought after for its size and strength.

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Frac Sand, Silica in North Dakota

Frac Sand Silica Sand for North Dakota. North Dakota is booming in the frac sand industry. In fact, sand is one of the main materials used in the gas and oil industry. In addition to water and other chemicals, frac sand is injected into oil and gas wells under high pressure. The fluid pressure helps break up

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Frac sand suitability of the St. Peter Formation

Frac sand suitability of the St. Peter Formation, Winneshiek County, IA. Elaine Jordan, Dr. Emily Finzel. University of Iowa Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities • St. Peter Formation • Deposited in the Ordovician (approximately 450 million years old)

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The Burden Of Proof: Kane County Residents Worry Proposed

Nov 25, 2019This summer, the city of Kanab and the Kane County Water Conservancy District voted to sell water to a controversial frac sand mine that has been proposed for a state-owned site 11 miles north of town. The company behind the project is Southern Red Sands, a

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Frac Sand Archives

The average sand mine is targeted at non-agricultural parcels disproportionately. As an example we looked at one of the primary Wisconsin frac sand counties and found that even though 6% of the county was forested and nearly 50% was in some form of agriculture, 98.2% of the frac sand mine area was forested prior to

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