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MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining MPR News

Mar 08, 2012· MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining. Paul Tosto. March 8, 2012 6:00 a.m. Share story Twitter Facebook. A miner drills holes in layers of rock where

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Frac Sand Mining Minnesota Public Radio News

MPR News frac sand primer. A closer look at the debate over sand mining in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Map More than 20 proposed frac sand facilities Video How hydraulic fracturing works Photos Inside an underground sand mine Q & A Understanding frac sand with Minnesota's chief geologist

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MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining The Current

Mar 08, 2012· MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining. by Paul Tosto March 8, 2012. business. environment. science. energy resources. newsstand. A miner drills holes in layers of rock where explosives will be placed and detonated to extract silica sand from the mine. Sand mining has become big business in recent years and mining companies are looking to expand

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Frac sand mining: What are the alternatives? MPR News

Apr 09, 2013· • Primer: Frac sand mining Sand is used for what's known in the hydraulic fracturing world as a proppant — it props open fissures in the earth to extract oil and natural gas.

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Winona residents push leaders to study up on frac sand mining

Mar 20, 2012· Read a MPR News primer on frac sand mining. Winona City Council members approved the moratorium last week. The moratorium puts a hold on any expansion or new operations for a year, though it doesn

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Sand to frac with Minnesota Public Radio News

MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining In hydraulic fracturing, a sand made from quartz rock plentiful in our region is blasted into shale rock to extract oil and natural gas. Skyrocketing demand for frac sand, a key ingredient in North Dakota's energy boom, is creating a gold rush in the hills of southeast Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin.

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Q&A: Understanding frac sand with Minnesota's MPR News

Tony Runkel of the Minnesota Geological Survey discusses sand deposits and mining operations in the state. Local communities currently determine the fate of mining applications, but some state lawmakers would like a more uniform statewide standard to sand mining, which has grown significantly since 2010.

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Winona passes 1-year moratorium on frac sand mining MPR News

Mar 15, 2012· Read a MPR News primer on frac sand mining. Carlos Espinosa, assistant city planner in Winona, said officials will take input on the moratorium from the public at a hearing Monday.

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Frac sand sediment spills into St. Croix River MPR News

May 18, 2012· MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining; Your support matters. You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our

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Q&A: Understanding frac sand with Minnesota's MPR News

Tony Runkel of the Minnesota Geological Survey discusses sand deposits and mining operations in the state. Local communities currently determine the fate of mining applications, but some state lawmakers would like a more uniform statewide standard to sand mining, which has grown significantly since 2010.

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Frac Sand Minnesota Minnesota Public Radio News

MPR News has created this map to illustrate the current level of frac sand mining in Minnesota, based on data from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and several counties in the affected areas. It's the most comprehensive map to date showing frac sand mining activity in Minnesota.

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Appeals Court affirms Winona County’s mining ban NewsCut

Jul 30, 2018· The 2016 ban is Minnesota's first countywide frac sand mining ban. Winona County has some of the largest deposits of silica sand, which is used in

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Frac sand mining raises environmental, health concerns in

MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining In hydraulic fracturing, a sand made from quartz rock plentiful in our region is blasted into shale rock to extract oil and natural gas. Red Wing mayor defends sand mine lobbying job The Red Wing City Council is calling for an independent investigation into Mayor Dennis Egan's new position as executive director

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Frac sand mining benefits below the radar NewsCut

Jul 23, 2012· Over 90 percent of that volume consists of frac sand from the EOG plant and other mining facilities along the route. Paul Tosto is an editor for MPR News. Minnesota Public Radio

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Energy & Resources Minnesota Public Radio News

MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining In hydraulic fracturing, a sand made from quartz rock plentiful in our region is blasted into shale rock to extract oil and natural gas. March 8, 2012; Feds end monitoring of Prairie Island plant incident

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Before and after photos: Frac sand in Winona MPR News

Apr 09, 2013· 1. An empty lot now sits where stockpiles of sand — once dubbed "Mt. Frac" — used to be a year ago near the Winona County Justice Center in Winona, Minn. (Click image to see transition) (Before photo: AP Photo/Andrew Link, Winona Daily News. After photo: Alex Kolyer for MPR)

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SE Minnesota residents not digging the ‘sand rush

Oct 20, 2011· Frac sand mining is to silica-sand rich Goodhue, Wabasha, and Winona counties, as a certain football stadium is to Ramsey County. he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News

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Silica sand mine study requested by state agencies The

Feb 07, 2013· MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining In hydraulic fracturing, a sand made from quartz rock plentiful in our region is blasted into shale rock to extract oil and natural gas. 1 Photos A front-end loader fills rail cars with silica sand at Modern Transport Rail loading terminal in

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Contested Landscapes: Background

MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining. Minnesota Public Radio. Updated February 15, 2013. 2012. Banerjee, Neela. Friction over fracking sand: Gas industry boom spurs mine growth in rural Wisconsin, pitting neighbor against neighbor. Chicago Tribune, November 14, 2012. Prengaman, Kate.

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MPR framing on frac sand mining: total news fail

One of the talking points industry uses to marginalize citizen concerns about the impact of frac sand mining in Southeastern Minnesota is to insist that those raising questions about the industrial scale mining on their property values, safety, health, communities, landscapes, and future economic opportunities are either misinformed and think fracking itself will be happening in their

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Silica (Frac) Sand Mining Minnesota Issues Resources Guides

("Frac Sand Fever is an occasional series by Star Tribune reporters on the sand-mining boom that has developed in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as "hydro-fracking'' revolutionizes the nation's oil and gas industry.") Tosto, Paul. "MPR News Primer: Frac Sand Mining." Minnesota Public Radio, March 8,

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The Legal Framework for Sand Mining in Uganda SpringerLink

The chapter discusses the effects of sand mining on the environment including farmlands. It is thus posited that application of the environmental regime applying to other minerals to sand mining will help to better protect farmlands though more comprehensive regulation on sand mining as in some jurisdictions will offer better protection.

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Should the state limit frac sand mining to protect trout

May 10, 2013· MPR News: Minnesota Sands spokesman Mitch Bublitz said frac sand mining opponents were using trout as the latest excuse to stop new mines, now that a

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