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Report: 'Little impact' on Wisconsin from frac sand mining jobs

7:46 PM, May 27, 2013
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Frac sand mining's impact on job creation in Wisconsin's sandy areas will be minimal, and communities must account for its potential economic drawbacks, according to a new report.

Economic impact studies "almost always quantify only what are labeled benefits: additional jobs, payrolls, and tax revenues to governments," says the report, released Wednesday by Power Consulting, Inc, a Montana-based consulting firm that specializes in natural resources analysis.

Citing examples like an economic impact report from Wood County last year, the report says "costs associated with ...

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