The sand mining and natural gas industries have given Wisconsin candidates nearly $758,000 since 2007, with contributions spiking last year as sand mining took off in the state, according to a report.
Wisconsin’s budget-writing committee has approved pulling money from the state’s environmental management fund to cover sand mining inspections.
Frac sand mining’s impact on job creation in Wisconsin’s sandy areas will be minimal, and communities must account for its potential economic drawbacks, according to a new report.
Technology created an energy revolution during the past decade, just not the one we expected.
President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Energy Department pledged to increase use of natural gas Tuesday as a way to combat climate change even as the nation seeks to boost domestic energy production.
Like a marriage the in-laws don’t approve of, a new plan to strengthen standards for fracking is creating unusual divisions among environmentalists and supporters of the oil and gas industry.
The growing frac sand mining industry in Wisconsin has prompted a legislator to propose some controls.
Almost one-fifth of Wisconsin’s 70 active frac sand mines and processing plants were cited for environmental violations last year, as the industry continued to expand at a rapid clip.
Published: February 26, 2013
Tags: bill, fracking, gas production, hydraulic fracturing, Matt Schmit, Michelle Benson, mines, oil production, Senate Energy and Environment committee, silica, silica sand
State senators are leaning toward halting new silica sand mines while the state studies the health and environmental costs of the booming industry.
An ongoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on natural gas drilling and its potential for groundwater contamination has gotten tentative praise from both industry and environmental groups.