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Pattison Sand Co. Seeks Expansion in Iowa

Clayton County officials have commissioned a study to determine the environmental and aesthetic impacts of a proposed expansion of Iowa's only frac sand mine.

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Frac Sand: Long-Term Prospects Still Good

According to Wisconsin Public Radio, despite oil prices hitting their lowest point in more than a decade, some frac sand market analysts expect prices to improve and demand for Wisconsin sand to build this year.

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Halliburton Opens Huge New Texas Plant

Halliburton officially opened its Elmendorf South Texas Sand Plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It is the largest Halliburton sand facility in the world and represents a $35.7 million investment.

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Legal Action Taken to Stop Sand Plants

Residents in Wisconsin's Jackson County are suing to stop the development of two frac sand mining operations proposed by AllEnergy of Iowa and Terracore of Alberta, Canada. The cases are the first of their kind in the state, according to Wisconsin Public Radio.

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