The frac sand industry’s migration out of Wisconsin

`It`s hard to say if this is a dying giant,` says enviornmental activist

Wisconsin’s frac sand industry appears to be migrating away from the state’s rural north, and towards more favorable territories as far south as Texas. Not necessarily because the Badger State’s resources are depleted, or because the sand is of a lower quality. Rather, the coveted “northern white” sands of Wisconsin and Minnesota are more expensive to transport and process...

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Ken Notes: This is an economic game, when you need to cut costs you use poorer quality sand that is close, when money is flowing you use better sand from the north and pay for the shipping.

The same is true for oil, when foreign oil is cheap and available we use that, when it is expensive we use domestic oil...



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