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10 Shocking Facts About Regulation

Dec 6, 2013

In a recent speech calling for regulatory reform, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue said, “Projects are being sidelined, jobs are being lost, growth is being squandered, and freedoms seriously undermined by an out-of-control regulatory bureaucracy." Click through the slideshow to see what he's referring to.

Shale Energy is Powering a Midwest Sand Boom

Dec 4, 2013

In hydraulic fracturing, water, sand, and additives are pumped into a well under great pressure to create tiny cracks in shale rock. Sand grains prop open the cracks from whcih oil and natural gas to flow into the well.

According to, the sand that’s best for hydraulic fracturing should be high-purity silica, have a “spherical shape that enables it to be carried in hydraulic fracturing fluid with minimal turbulence,” and be able to “resist crushing forces of closing fractures.”