Carlos Espinosa (MURP '06), was recently interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio on the slowing of the frac sand industry in southeastern Minnesota. Carlos is the assistant city planner for the City of Winona.
"A few blocks away at city hall, Assistant City Planner Carlos Espinosa said the stockpile was one of nine active or proposed frac sand operations in Winona. But he said that in just a couple years at least half of them, if not more, have come offline.
"They haven't been used at all. Also, the ones that are active right now, aren't seeing as much truck traffic as was occurring a couple of years ago," Espinosa said. "Overall, you're seeing quite a decline in the amount of truck traffic and the amount of activity at these operations."
Listen to the full story on Minnesota Public Radio.