Sand Wars Escalate in Wisconsin
Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:53
A new draft report from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) suggests that frac sand mining does not produce fine sand that is a health hazard. The report states that air quality measurements made in the western part of Wisconsin, where the majority of sand mining facilities are placed, have not detected elevated levels of silica in the air.
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Smart Sand Plans $10 Million Rail-Loading Terminal
Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:48
Smart Sand Inc. plans to build a $10 million rail-loading terminal near Tomah, Wis., that would allow one of the state’s largest frac sand mines to ship its product to new markets, according to the La Crosse Tribune.
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Halliburton; Eclipse Complete Longest Lateral Well in the U.S.
Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:39
Halliburton announced that it worked with Eclipse Resources Corp. to complete hydraulic fracturing of the extended-reach lateral test well known as "Purple Hayes." The Utica Shale well had a lateral length of more than 18,500 ft. and was completed with 124 frac stages in 24 days. The total depth was 27,046 ft., including the lateral extension which Eclipse believes is the longest horizontal onshore lateral ever drilled in the United States.
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IMA-NA Supports Workforce Education Bill
Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:23
The House Committee on Education and Workforce unanimously passed H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, out of Committee. The Act was supported by the Industrial Minerals Association - North America (IMA-NA).
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations
Published: Thursday, 30 June 2016 12:14
A federal judge in Wyoming has struck down the Obama administration's regulations on hydraulic fracturing, ruling that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management doesn't have the authority to establish rules over fracking on federal and Indian lands, according to National Public Radio.
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