Wisconsin Sen. Vinehout proposes legislation to control frac sand mining

Sand mining facility
The sand mining facility operated by Tiller Corp. in Grantsburg, Wis., near the St. Croix River, as photographed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on April 26, 2012.
Photo courtesy Wisconsin DNR

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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