Senator Kathleen Vinehout

Hearing Thursday in Madison
6:00 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Frac Sand Bill Could Change Local Non-Metal Mine Control

Frac sand mining

A state Senator says many people are said to be heading to Madison Thursday morning to give testimony on a bill that would limit local governments control over frac sand mining.

The bill was authored by State Senator Tom Tiffany and Assembly Represenative Joan Ballweg. The bill would limit the powers of local governments to regulate placement of non-metallic mines. State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, whose district includes some of the frac mines, said the issue relates to local control...

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