frac sand mining http://wxpr.org en Strong Opinions Heard on Frac Sand Bill http://wxpr.org/post/strong-opinions-heard-frac-sand-bill <p>Impassioned testimony lasted all day at the state capitol, as groups lined up to speak on <a href="https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/proposals/sb349" target="_blank">a bill limiting local control of some mining activities</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legislation drafted by </span>Hazelhurst<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Senator Tom Tiffany says towns must defer to state standards regarding air and water quality standards for blasting and other activities.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:23:47 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9771 at http://wxpr.org Strong Opinions Heard on Frac Sand Bill Frac-Sand Bill Also Has Implications for Metallic Mining Activities http://wxpr.org/post/frac-sand-bill-also-has-implications-metallic-mining-activities <p>A state <a href="https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/proposals/sb349" target="_blank">Senate bill regulating frac sand mining</a> could overturn local rules relating to the proposed Penokee mine.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill authored by Senator Tom Tiffany has drawn attention for how it would limit local control over nonmetallic mining.&nbsp;</p><p>But the bill also contains provisions that regulate blasting for ANY type of mine or quarry.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:45:14 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9750 at http://wxpr.org Frac Sand Bill Could Change Local Non-Metal Mine Control http://wxpr.org/post/frac-sand-bill-could-change-local-non-metal-mine-control <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state Senator says many people are said to be heading to Madison Thursday morning&nbsp;to give testimony on <a href="https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/proposals/sb349" target="_blank">a bill that would limit local governments control </a>over </span>frac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sand mining.</span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:00:12 +0000 Ken Krall 9722 at http://wxpr.org Frac Sand Bill Could Change Local Non-Metal Mine Control