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Frac sand mines credited for rising, dropping property values

Accessible sand can bring a windfall for some landowners. Others worry that proximity to sand mines is bringing down the value of their homes. And in some communities, a safety net of sorts is emerging.

New frac sand bill still divides

A legislative hearing Monday on a revised attempt to limit local governments’ authority to regulate nonmetallic mining, including existing frac sand mines, drew support from mining representatives but opposition from town leaders.

With frac sand boom in full swing, study to guide mine reclamation

Mining companies, Chippewa County and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are teaming up on a $232,000, five-year study probing how the vast tracts of Wisconsin used for nonmetallic mining — including for frac sand — can best be reclaimed.

City’s frac sand mine battle spurs recalls

In this small city in northwestern Wisconsin, the mayor and two council members are facing recall elections over their handling of a proposed frac sand mine that would be built a half-mile south of a school.

October update: Wisconsin’s frac sand industry map

Wisconsin’s frac sand boom may have slowed, but the number of permitted and proposed facilities still has grown since the Center’s May tally.

Reporter’s diary: A surprise at the sand conference

Frac sand coverage from the Center

Project page: Wisconsin’s sand rush
As supply meets demand, Wisconsin’s sand rush slows Dec. 12, 2012
Frac sand boom creates thousands of jobs Aug. 9, 2012
Sand mining surges in Wisconsin July 31, 2011
Coming Sunday: Frac sand health fears rise as mining booms in Wisconsin

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Frac sand: New report, new map, new project page

Bookmark the Center’s frac sand project page to stay abreast of what’s happening in the industry.

Report: ‘Little impact’ on Wisconsin from frac sand mining jobs

A new report says that the overall economic impact of frac sand mining will be minimal, and cautions communities to consider the potential costs of mining along with the benefits.

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