Tackling NIMBYism in frac sand mining

Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014

US gas consumers have benefited from low gas prices as a result of the domestic fracking boom. However, when frac sand mining or well drilling takes place on their doorsteps, the public have been less enthusiastic.

By Al Maiorino*

The battles between frac sand miners and the towns, cities, counties and states that lie near the mines are well documented.

In the US, moratoria have been imposed on counties in Wisconsin and Minnesota for frac sand mining, while outright bans on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) exist in...

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