Wednesday, August 21, 2013

One WI County Sets Time Out On More Frac Sand Mines

Where people and pressure are far ahead of State Capitol, special-interest politics:

After issuing more frac sand mining permits than any other county in Minnesota or Wisconsin over the past 36 months, Trempealeau County will take a hiatus to consider possible adverse health effects on citizens. 
The County Board, applauded by an overflow crowd, Monday night voted overwhelmingly in favor of a moratorium of up to a year on permitting new sand facilities or allowing existing sites to expand.

1 comment:

Paddy Moran said...

No doubt - Walker's minions will write a law forbidding such local control.