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Wisconsin DNR Declines to Reinstate Meteor Wetlands Permit

Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will not overturn an administrative law judge's decision to invalidate a permit to fill 16 acres of high-quality wetland to make way for a proposed frac sand facility in Monroe County, Wis., according to Wisconsin Public Radio. Instead, the agency said the decision would be handled best by the circuit court system.

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Badger Mining Receives Employee Benefits Recognition

Badger Mining Corp. (BMC) was recognized as the 401(k) Plan Sponsor of the Year at an awards banquet in New York City at the end of March. This national honor, awarded by PlanSponsor magazine, recognizes companies that best “show commitment to their participants’ financial health and retirement success.” As one of four finalists in the asset category of $50 million to $100 million, a representative of BMC was in attendance at the awards dinner, not knowing if the company would take home the top honor.

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New High Roller Sand Plant Rocks the Permian

In just seven months, IAC designed, built and commissioned the newest frac sand dry plant in the Permian Basin for High Roller Sand. With dry processing capacity in excess of 4 million tpy, the High Roller Sand 115 Plant is its most advanced yet, featuring technology that will create and enhance sustainable high output.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules on Land Annexation

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a western Wisconsin city improperly annexed land for a proposed sand mine but sidestepped larger questions about the legality of such “balloon on a string” takings, according to a report in APG of Wisconsin.

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Wayfinder Commissions New Frac Sand Extraction, Processing Operation

Wayfinder Corp. started commissioning its new frac sand extraction and processing operation, which is now Alberta’s closest regional silica sand facility to the Duvernay, the company said. Strategically located 80 km southeast of Whitecourt on Hwy. 43, the facility is one of the largest frac sand facilities in Canada and expected to be in production by the end of April 2019.

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