Was Frac Trip Worth It?
About 64 percent of respondents said they support a two year ban on new sand
mines in southeastern Minnesota while research continues on environmental impacts.
Dennis Egan, executive director of the Minnesota Industrial Sand Council stated that state law ensures that any significant new projects will be subject to stringent environmental review before any permit decisions are made. Wrong says Johanna Rupprecht of the Land Stewardship Project.
More than six thousand people signed a petition for a two year moratorium on mining silica, also called frac sand, in southeastern counties, as well as the creation of statewide regulations to protect water and air quality. They were presented to the governor Tuesday.