Collapse of St. Charles frac sand project causes split among investors

  • Article by: Tony Kennedy , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 13, 2013 - 11:47 PM

Town's rejection of mining site leads to goodbyes from some investors.

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lordhawhaw1Mar. 14, 1312:17 AM

I wonder why the liberal EPA has no objection to sand fracking?

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aviendhaMar. 14, 13 1:31 AM

The liberal EPA has plenty of objections to sand fracking, not that they're funded to do anything about it. On another note, the guy's name is Rick Frick and he owns a fracking company? There are about a million jokes in there somewhere.

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zyxwvuMar. 14, 13 2:46 AM

because for some folks it's all about the money (under the banner of jobs) and less about creating jobs in a sustainable industry with minimal environmental impact. still chasing fossil fuels and trying to be oil barons, really forward thinking eh?

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texas_technomanMar. 14, 13 5:54 AM

I was so hoping that Rick Frick's partner would be Jack Frack....

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asdfasdfMar. 14, 13 6:32 AM

As long as all these pro frack communities save enough of their windfall that they can afford the inevitable clean up / health care cost coming their way. I don't want my tax dollars going to clean up the mess their greed creates. Mark my words... In 20 years most of eastern ND is going to be a super fund site and we'll lamenting the increased cancer rates acting as if we didn't know this was going to happen.

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jcinmnMar. 14, 13 7:20 AM

lordhawhaw1 Mar. 14, 13 12:17 AM I wonder why the liberal EPA has no objection to sand fracking? " because "It’s just sand.” Frick said. “People are trying to make sand into a four-letter word.”

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jcinmnMar. 14, 13 7:26 AM

I wonder what allegations Mr. Frick are saying are blown out of proportion! Inhalation of silica dust can cause silicosis? That this particular sand formation runs through several states and serves as an aquifer? That this particular aquifer has filtered contaminants out of ground water for millions of years? That the contaminants are still in the sand and can be released in the mining, processing and washing of the sand? Please elaborate Mr. Frick because we believe you're going to try your enterprise elsewhere

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EleanoreMar. 14, 13 7:29 AM

Wise decision. Don't let the door hit you on your way out.

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daveparkMar. 14, 13 7:33 AM

"It's just sand?" What about the water needed to process the sand? Statements like that are surely one of the reasons St. Charles said no.

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Truckman182Mar. 14, 13 7:34 AM

Those wells that the frac sand helps drill have helped America tremendously to cut our oil imports. If this country had liberal environmentalists running things back in the day we would never have iron ore mines, oil, gas or anything else they deem unworthy to the environment.

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