Monday, May 9, 2016

That was then, this is now: Frac sand mining in Wisconsin

2013.  That was then.

As reported in Bill would limit local control of frac sand mining.  (Wisconsin Watch, 10/17/2013)

2016.  This is now.

As reported in Silent sandbox: Once booming frac sand industry continues major downturn.  (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 5/9/2016)

Related 'just getting started' reading:

Frac sand mines announce layoffs of 134 people in Wisconsin.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/24/2016)
Including 69 employees at Superior Silica Sands facilities in Barron, Prairie Farms, Chetek, New Auburn, and Clayton.

Superior Silica Sands closing Chippewa County mine.  (Rice Lake Chronotype, 8/5/2015)

Other frac sand mining posts:
The hypocrisy of Tom Tiffany and his fellow Republicans.  (3/25/2016) 
Say goodbye to Unimin Corp.'s Tunnel City frac sand mine (2014-2016).  (3/24/2016)
Trempealeau County: Wisconsin's sandbox.  (1/16/2015)
A new day's dawning for Wisconsin's frac sand operators.  (1/10/2015)
Trempealeau County officials hope for greatly expanded use of sand bunkers.  (1/3/2015)
What Do Chieftain Sand and Source Energy Have in Common? (12/24/2014)
Tom "Terrific-for-the-Frac-Sand-Mining-Industry" Tiffany.  (12/19/2014)
Trempealeau County Residents Wonder If Their Drinking Water is Contaminated.  (10/16/2014
2010: Scott Walker pledges to get government out of the way.  (9/30/2014) 
More hills posed to go away.  (9/27/2014)
A personal account of the impact of frac sand mining.  (9/26/2014) 
Report: Communities At Risk: Frac Sand Mining in the Upper Midwest.  (9/26/2014)
Maybe it has something to do with the hardhat.  (8/9/2014)
In other words, Kevin, people don't want to live near a frac sand mining operation.  (8/7/2014) 
UPDATED: Scott Walker continues his "Thank You for Your Contributions" tour.  (8/3/2014)
What a mere $8,000 will buy you in the Scott Walker House of Favors,  (3/30/2014)
Nevertheless, transparency would have been in the general pubic's best interest.  (3/15/2014)
Wisconsin Towns Association has second thoughts about that "gentler" frac sand mining regulation bill. (3/4/014)
Scott Walker likely to support Tom Tiffany's new mining bill.  (2/27/2014)
The vision of Trempealeau County as one big mining operation -- nipped in the bud.  (2/20/2014)
Glenwood City Council members defeat their recall challengers by a hair.  (12/18/2013)
Wyoming's Republican Governor has a message for Wisconsin mining industry's "Tom Terrific".  (11/24/2013)
The mining industry's "Tom Terrific" gets pushback from his Republican colleagues.  (11/18/2013)
In so many words: Dear Sen. Tiffany, Your bill sucks, Sincerely, Pepin County Board.  (11/13/2013)
Sand mine industry leaders put our minds at ease.  (11/5/2013) 
Scott Walker donor promises jobs, permanence for Independence and Whitehall residents.  (10/29/2013) 
Sen. Tom Tiffany's sand mine bill a hot potato.  (10/28/2013) 
Another Walker campaign donor for SB349.  (10/25/2013)
Expensive to the Tune of $430,505.49 (as of June 30, 2013).  (10/25/2013) 
The Nipper Chronicles: The frac sand mining masters speak.  (10/18/2013)
Things aren't so tranquil in Glenwood City Wisconsin lately  (10/10/2013)

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