Appeals Court Upholds Winona County Frack Sand BanMinnesota Sands president Richard Frick said the company is "extremely disappointed" by the ruling.
Wis. Supreme Court Upholds Fracking Permit RejectionA divided state Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a decision denying a permit for an Iowa-based company to open a new hydraulic fracturing sand mine in western Wisconsin.
Report: Man-Made Earthquakes Shake Over A Dozen Areas In USMore than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
This Week: Robin Williams Is Protected & Maya Angelou Gets StampedThis week, a late comedian's likeness can't be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.
North Dakota Might Challenge New Federal Fracking RuleNorth Dakota is considering challenging a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against FrackingThe move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.
Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline BillDefying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
More Time To Comment On Minn. Sand Mine StandardsA state board has extended the comment period on proposed standards for regulating Minnesota's sand mining industry. The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board on Monday extended the comment period by two weeks, to Jan. 27. Speakers at the first public hearing on the proposed standards this month had asked the board to extend the 30-day public comment period. They said the holidays gave them too little time to prepare detailed written responses.
2 Minn. Agencies Begin Crafting Sand Mining RulesTwo Minnesota government agencies are in the early stages of developing new environmental rules governing the silica sand mining vital to hydraulic fracturing.
Winona County OKs 1st Frack Sand Mine Permit Winona County commissioners on Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for the first operation to exclusively mine frack sand in the southeastern Minnesota county.
Inside Minnesota: Silica Sand Storm (Part 4)In St Charles, Minn., a sand production company is trying to build a plant on 300 acres of land, and residents there are afraid it will ruin their way of life.
Inside Minnesota: Silica Sand Storm (Part 3)For the third day this week we go to visit the small town of St. Charles, Minn., the latest Midwestern spot at the center of the silica sand mining debate. A proposal to bring a sand mine to St. Charles - and mine sand to use in fracking operations - is being hotly debated.
Inside Minnesota: Silica Sand Storm (Part 2)In part two of our special series, Susie Jones shares a story from St. Charles, Minn.