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New Frac Sand Study Focuses on Social Impacts

A new policy study, “Social Impacts of Industrial Sand (Frac Sand) Mining: Land Use and Values,” was released by The Heartland Institute. According to the group, “It is intended to help local policymakers and the general public better understand the potential impacts of industrial sand operations on property values in the vicinity of sand-mining operations.”

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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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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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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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