The latest in Wisconsin frac sand. See our in-depth stories since 2011 on our frac sand project page.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will likely sign a bill which allows for fracking permits throughout the state along with limited local government control and little disclosure of the chemicals being used. News Observer May 29
Superior Silica Sands has backed out of a proposal for a transloading facility in North Branch, Minn., after growing opposition from residents about truck traffic. Inter-County Leader (northwestern Wisconsin) June 1
Canadian-based Source Energy Services opens a producing and loading facility in Weyerhaeuser, Wis., and together with a nearby mine in Sumner is expected to ship out over 2.0 million tons of sand annually. Digital Journal June 2
President Barack Obama’s latest climate plan includes cutting emissions from existing power plants, which may increase demand for natural gas — and for the Wisconsin-mined frac sand used in its production. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel June 2
Canada-based Silica Industries has requested that the city of Arcadia annex 145 acres of land for a dry plant and rail loading facility. The company estimates one million tons of sand would leave per the facility annually. Winona Post June 11