Social Impacts of Industrial Silica Sand (Frac Sand) Mining: Land Use and Value
The “social” impact of sand-mining operations, including their impact on land use, scenic beauty, and property values, can be a sensitive topic.
Ten State Solutions to Emerging Issues
This booklet explores solutions to the top public policy issues facing the states in 2016 and beyond in the areas of budget and tax, education, energy and environment, health care, and constitution
Roadway Impacts of Industrial Silica Sand (Frac Sand) Mining
As many as 9,000 non-metallic mines operate in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin – approximately one mine for every 3,000 residents.
Economic Impacts of Industrial Silica Sand (Frac Sand) Mining
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Environmental Impacts of Industrial Silica Sand (Frac Sand) Mining
The rate of silica sand mining in the United States has increased in recent years, due in large part to the tremendous growth in hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas using horizontal drilling techn
Hydraulic Fracturing a Game-Changer for U.S. Energy and Economies
Vast reserves of oil and natural gas have been known to exist in shale formations throughout the United States for decades, but extracting these resources was not economically viable until the adve
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