Wisconsin Groups to Hold Industry Seminars

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and AIPG Wisconsin; in cooperation with the AIPG Minnesota section, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR,) Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) and Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association will present a series of seminars for frac and industrial sand producers.

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Fairmont Santrol Enjoys Improved Fourth Quarter

Fairmount announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2016. Fourth-quarter 2016 revenues were $140.5 million, up 4 percent from $134.8 million in the third quarter of 2016 and up 4 percent from $134.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Overall volumes sold were 2.4 million tons for the quarter, similar to the third quarter of 2016 and an increase of 26 percent from 1.9 million tons in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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New Industrial Sand Air Quality Report Released

“Air Quality and Industrial Sand (Frac Sand) Mining,” the sixth in a series of studies by Isaac Orr of The Heartland Institute and Mark Krumenacher, GZA Environmental, has been released.

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Floridians Seek to Ban Fracking; Effort Called Misguided

Hundreds of Floridians gathered together in the state capitol to urge elected officials to pass a fracking ban, commit to increasing renewable energy sources and protect waterways.

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Property Owners Challenge Minnesota Frac Sand Ban

A group called Southeast Minnesota Property Owners and Roger Dabelstein, a resident of Saratoga Township in Winona County, Minn., filed a lawsuit in the Third Judicial District Court against Winona County over the frac sand ban passed by the county last year, according to the Post-Bulletin.

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