Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Scott Walker Donor Promises Jobs, Permanence for Independence and Whitehall Residents

Independence OKs frac sand annexation. (La Crosse Tribune, 10/29/2013)

Excerpt:  Hi-Crush CEO Bob Rasmus said the mine would provide 61 full-time jobs for Independence and Whitehall residents if it were OK’d for operation, and assured the council the company was “in it for the long run.

The Economic Benefits and Costs of Frac-Sand Mining in West Central Wisconsin.  (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, May 15, 2013) 

Excerpt from executive summary:    The promise that mining can lay the basis for prosperous, vital economies has not usually been fulfilled. Wisconsin has had a long history of mining that tells the same historical story found in other mining districts across the United States and around the world. Mining has rarely laid the basis for sustained prosperity. Often, as in Appalachia or the Ozarks or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or the Iron Range of Minnesota, mining has been synonymous with economic depression, high rates of unemployment and poverty, or simply “ghost towns.” 

Related posts:
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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