Background. On one to two weekends each month, the Arizona Army National Guard conducts combat training at the Florence Military Reservation, located 1.5 miles north of the town of Florence. This training area is used primarily for live fire exercises, unit maneuvers, simulated engagements and small arms training.
Recently, one of the largest oil and gas producers in the Utica Shale significantly grew their fracking operation near a small residential area in Ohio, resulting in local concerns about dramatically increased truck traffic–and in turn, clogged township and county roads, troublesome dust and noise, and necessitated road maintenance.
At one time, replacing an asphalt road with gravel would seem to be a step backwards, but, with modern dust-reduction technology, a gravel road is the best economic option when budgets are tight.
Background. Dust and rough roads riddled with potholes were problematic for a limestone quarry and cement company in Canada.
Federal rules regarding coal dust were introduced last week, but what does this mean for coal companies?