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Frac Sand Company Liquidating Western Wisconsin

2021-5-24  A frac sand mining company that declared bankruptcy last year is liquidating one of four Wisconsin mines. Prior to the filing, Texas-based Hi-Crush Proppants was one of the state's biggest producers of sand used in hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas.

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The frac sand industry's migration out of Wisconsin

2020-1-8  Earlier in 2019, a sand frac mine owned by a different company spilled 400,000 gallons of sediment into a Jackson County creek. “It is hard to say if this is a dying giant,” says Patrica Popple, an environmental activist who focuses on the frac industry. “A lot of money has gone into the development of frac sand

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40% of Wisconsin 'Frac Sand Inside Climate News

2014-11-12  Over 40 percent of frac sand producers in Wisconsin have broken state environmental rules in recent years, according to a new report. This isn’t the case of a “few bad apples” disregarding the law,...

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Hi-Crush Proppants liquidating Whitehall frack sand

2021-5-24  WHITEHALL, Wis. (AP) — A company that was once one of Wisconsin’s biggest producers of frack sand is liquidating one of four state mines. Hi-Crush Proppants in Whitehall opened in 2014 and had a production capacity of 3 million tons of frack sand

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Analyst Predicts More Lean Times For Wisconsin Frac

2020-1-6  Over the last two years, the once prized silica sand mined in Wisconsin, known as "Northern White," has fallen out of favor among a growing number of

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Wisconsin frac sand mines sit dormant as AP news

2019-6-24  EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's frac sand industry is grappling with several idled mines as the sector faces increased competition in Texas and Oklahoma. Kent Syverson, a geology...

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Texas Hi-Crush mining looking to liquidate Wisconsin

2021-5-28  A Texas-based sand mining company is trying to sell off one of its four Wisconsin frac sand mines after facing bankruptcy last year. Hi-Crush Inc., based in Houston, is selling off the Whitehall...

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Minnesota, Wisconsin frac sand mines crushed by oil

2020-3-28  Frac sand miner Jordan Sands in North Mankato was pushed into receivership recently after its banker declared a loan default. A few months earlier, Minnesota’s largest frac sand producer by far, the Kasota mine near St. Peter, was idled.

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Suits balloon against frac sand mining 'running amok

2020-12-11  The frac sand mines being sued have been cited for a range of environmental and safety violations. For example, in addition to the Wisconsin Proppants 400,000-gallon spill, Hi-Crush Whitehall...

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Report: Several Wisconsin frac sand companies have

2014-11-29  The frac sand industry has proliferated in Wisconsin in recent years as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has grown around the country. The technique creates cracks in rock below the earth’s surface and uses water, frac sand and chemicals to expand the cracks and extract natural gas and oil.

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Wisconsin frac sand: Plants lay off workers amid oil

2020-4-29  At least three frac sand mining plants have laid off workers in Wisconsin this month after a crash in oil and gas prices amid sharply reduced demand brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News Wisconsin DNR Rejects New Restrictions on

2012-3-7  Wisconsin state environmental officials say they have no plans to impose new restrictions on the mining of sand for use in hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on January 25 confirmed the results of its September 2011 study finding little support for claims of environmental damage done by

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Wisconsin's frac sand creating new conflicts

2014-7-13  Wisconsin is the nation's No. 1 producer of frac sand, with an estimated output of about 26 million tons annually, more than double what it was in 2012.

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Frac sand mine in Trempealeau County for sale

2021-5-24  Frac sand mine in Trempealeau County for sale. A company that was once one of Wisconsin’s biggest producers of frack sand is liquidating one of four state mines. Hi-Crush Proppants in Whitehall, in Trempealeau County, opened in 2014 and had a production capacity of 3 million tons of frack sand per year. Demand for Wisconsin

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News Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association

2018-7-23  Study: Frac Sand Mining Not A Likely Cause Of Health Problems (Wisconsin Public Radio February 5, 2016) Posted on February 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm. The nonprofit Institute for Wisconsin’s Health spent a year and $100,000 gathering research done by industry, the Department of Natural Resources and local governments.

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Judge Won't Reinstate Frac Sand Permit in Monroe

2020-9-21  Sept. 21, 2020, at 3:12 p.m. Judge Won't Reinstate Frac Sand Permit in Monroe County. More. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge refused Monday to reinstate a wetlands permit for a $75 million frac sand

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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Frac-sand mine

2014-10-10  WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Frac-sand mine owner says blame is not warranted for mine problems Rivertowns Administrator The Guza Pit frac-sand mine was annexed into Independence -- but because the city has not issued a permit, it remains under county regulation. On Tuesday, it was reported that the plant was shut down for alleged dumping of

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Minnesota, Wisconsin frac sand mines crushed by oil

2020-3-28  Frac sand miner Jordan Sands in North Mankato was pushed into receivership recently after its banker declared a loan default. A few months earlier, Minnesota’s largest frac sand producer by far, the Kasota mine near St. Peter, was idled.

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Wisconsin frac sand firms stung by falling oil prices

2015-1-8  That's bad news for Wisconsin frac sand companies but good news for mining foes. Business News. Amid oil glut, frac sand mining layoffs to hit Wisconsin. Mar 26, 2015; Chippewa Falls hauler to shelve 55 employees in May. More from the Capital Times

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Report: Several Wisconsin frac sand companies have

2014-11-29  The frac sand industry has proliferated in Wisconsin in recent years as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has grown around the country. The technique creates cracks in rock below the earth’s surface and uses water, frac sand and chemicals to expand the cracks and extract natural gas and oil.

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Frac Sand Mining PSR Wisconsin

Frac Sand Mining. In 2019, Wisconsin was home to 128 industrial sand facilities, which included mines, processing plants, and rail loadouts. In 2014, Wisconsin was the largest producer of frac sand and produced 24 million metric tons of it. According to a 2017 report on frac sand mining by the DNR, “Of the 92 active Industrial Sand sites in

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Wisconsin’s frac sand rush slows State & Regional

2013-1-14  Frac sand mining here has surged in a few years from a handful of sites to almost 100 permitted facilities. Although no official figures are available, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative

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Wisconsin Orders Up ‘Frac Sand Inside Climate News

2015-2-12  A few days after the frac sand study was announced, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker released his proposed budget through 2017. It includes cutting the Department of Natural Resources funding by 3.6

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News Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association

2018-7-23  Study: Frac Sand Mining Not A Likely Cause Of Health Problems (Wisconsin Public Radio February 5, 2016) Posted on February 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm. The nonprofit Institute for Wisconsin’s Health spent a year and $100,000 gathering research done by industry, the Department of Natural Resources and local governments.

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The Future of the Frac Sand Industry in Wisconsin

During Wisconsin’s frac sand peak from around 2008 to 2016, around 9,000 trucks filled with frac sand left Wisconsin each day in order to be transported to hydraulic fracking operations in various states such as Pennsylvania, North Dakota, and Texas . 2,5,6 Wisconsin’s ability to become a major player in the frac sand industry is largely

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Wisconsin frac sand industry roars back, but new

2018-10-8  Despite new competition, Wisconsin’s frac sand industry has come roaring back from a slump that idled mines two years ago, fueled by a continued surge in domestic crude oil production.

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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Frac-sand mine

2014-10-10  WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Frac-sand mine owner says blame is not warranted for mine problems Rivertowns Administrator The Guza Pit frac-sand mine was annexed into Independence -- but because the city has not issued a permit, it remains under county regulation. On Tuesday, it was reported that the plant was shut down for alleged dumping of

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Expert predicts more Wisconsin frac sand mines may

2019-5-19  Expert predicts more Wisconsin frac sand mines may close May 19, 2019 GMT MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The impending bankruptcy of a major frac sand mining company is a sign of the financial woes that could cripple more Wisconsin-based mines due to a nationwide oversupply of sand, according to an industry expert.

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Wisconsin's frac sand creating new conflicts

2014-7-13  Wisconsin is the nation's No. 1 producer of frac sand, with an estimated output of about 26 million tons annually, more than double what it was in 2012.

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Source Energy Services Ltd. Announces Acquisition of

Source Energy Services Ltd. Announces Acquisition of Preferred Sands’ Wisconsin Mine, Processing Facility and Canadian Frac Sand Assets as well as $90 Million in Equity Financings and an Expected Increase in its Revolver Limit Under its Credit Facilities. NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED

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