Wisconsin Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, recently proposed legislation that would control frac sand mining in the state of Wisconsin.
"My proposal is a common-sense approach to involving local people in decision-making by arming them with information," she said in a statement. "People need to know if there is a proposed mine or prospecting for a mine in their neighborhood. Property buyers need to know if neighboring property has a contract with a mine; residents need to know if there a hearing scheduled to approve a mine."
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