Transportation issues generated by frac sand mining seem to be as prevalent as those concerning the environment. Sand is transported to processing facilities, to transload facilities (rail or barge), and ultimately to where it is used for hydraulic fracking in the oil and gas fields.

At left:  EOG Processing Plant in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County.  Photo by Jim Tittle


Local Government Role in Regulating and Controlling Non-Metallic Mining Operations in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Towns Association - December 2011

County Road Upgrade and Maintenance Agreement, Chippewa County – 2011

Using Weight Limits to Protect Local Roads, Wisconsin Transportation Information Center - November 2003

Frac Sand Mining Roadway Impacts, Bruce G. Stelzner, Chippewa County Highway Commissioner -     January 2012