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New Amendments Target Frac Sand Moratorium

The Winona, Wisc., City Council approved a number of changes to the way it regulates the frac sand industry as it prepares to stay ahead of a one-year moratorium set to expire in March, according to the Winona Daily News.

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Wisconsin to Appoint Frac Sand Czar

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources could soon have a specialist that would focus on helping frac sand mines navigate the rules and state processes, said Wisconsin’s governor.

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Ohio Shale Gas and Oil Market Set to Explode

Despite industry estimates that 15 trillion cu. ft. of natural gas and 5.5 billion barrels of oil are in Ohio shale, the ballyhooed boom hasn't happened.

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EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Results of the study, which Congress requested EPA to complete, are expected to be released in a draft for public and peer review in 2014.

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