Frac Sand Mining

May 2013

Frac sand mining has become a divisive topic in the past few years. Advocates say the industry will bring jobs and economic development to the region. But critics, including environmentalists and public health experts, are concerned about how it might affect the environment and human health. Several Minnesota communities have passed moratoriums on mining so they can study the practice, which has already swept parts of Wisconsin. + read more

New silica sand mining advisory panel formed

Two state agencies in charge of regulating the silica sand mining industry are creating a new advisory committee.

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