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Frac Mining Appeal In Winona County

Twelve Winona County citizens filed a court appeal July 1st contesting the Winona County Board’s decision in June to award a Conditional Use Permit for the Nisbit frac sand mine in Saratoga Township. County Board Commissioner, Steve Jacobs tells us knew that was coming. And he has the same message for others that was told to those 12.

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The Nisbit mine is the only frac sand mine to receive a permit since the county’s frac sand mining moratorium expired in 2012. This May, the same 12 citizens appealed Winona County’s decision not to order a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement on the Nisbit mine, and that appeal remains pending.

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