While the ban is considered to be a political success for Governor Cuomo, Orr explains how the state is going to miss out on economic opportunity and tax revenue.
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Make no mistake, everything we do has an environmental impact, and frac sand mining is no exception. But to exaggerate the costs and ignore the benefits is dishonest. Wisconsin can take reasonable precautions to develop frac sand resources in an environmentally responsible way and continue to enjoy the benefits of creating thousands of high-paying jobs throughout the state.
Wisconsin may forever be known as “America’s Dairyland,” but a perhaps a secondary title could be “America’s Sandbox,” because Wisconsin is home to the finest and most economically valuable sand[…]