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May 15, 2013
Study Released: Economic Costs and Benefits of Frac Sand Mining in West/Central Wesconsin:
NEW REPORT: The Economic Benefits and Costs of Frac-Sand Mining in West Central Wisconsin
A new report commissioned by the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Wisconsin Farmers Union, and the Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy shows the true economic impact of frac sand mining on rural Wisconsin communities may fall short of industry claims promising sustained prosperity and economic opportunity.
>> read full report
>> read executive summary
 
Media Coverage
Report Eyes Economic Impacts of Sand Mining
Source: The Country Today, May 22, 2013
LISTEN - Wisconsin Public Radio's At Issue with John Munson: Economic Impact of Frac Sand Mining on Rural Wisonsin Communities
Source: WPR News Audio Archive, Rich Kremer, Thomas Power, Mike Simonson, May 15, 2013
Economic Impact Study Warns Of Frac Sand Mining's Boom/Bust Cycle
Source: WPR News, Rich Kremer, May 15, 2013
Officials Should Investigate Costs, Benefits of Frac Mining, Report Says
Source: MPR News, Stephanie Hemphill, May 15, 2013
Report Raises Concerns for Wisconsin Communities Considering Frac Sand Mining
Source: WEAU.com, May 15, 2013
New Report Challenges WI Happy Mining Job Numbers
Source: Bluestem Prairie, May 15, 2013
 
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