Protests and scientific concern about a plan to prevent local governments from regulating mining - - in other words, a give away of clean air, water, and public health protections - - has been shelved until next year by GOP leaders.
The Assembly will wait until this spring to take up a bill to limit local government restrictions on the state’s burgeoning sand mining industry, its top leader said Tuesday.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said he supported the proposal but thought it would take more time for the bill to have a public hearing and work through any questions that are raised.A Senate hearing is sill scheduled:
State Capitol Building
Room 411 South
So - - keep up the pressure. Demonstrations being planned for Thursday at the Capitol should stay scheduled and hearing atendance is vital.
Local control is basic to democracy.
One person observed: "It would be so beautiful if people would wear red and blue to show that this is not about partisan politics, this is about democracy."