Legislators move to limit local control over frac sand mining

Two Republican state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill to restrict the ability of local communities to regulate Wisconsin’s booming frac sand industry.

The draft bill, now being circulated for cosponsors by Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and Rep. Joan Ballweg, R-Markesan, would bar local governments from regulating some aspects of nonmetallic mining, including its impacts on air quality, water, road use and reclamation.

Via Bill would limit local control of frac sand mining @ WisconsinWatch

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