March 20, 2013

Frac sand regulation, Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

Minnesota Public Radio News reports today on the difference between the two states’ approaches to regulating the growing frac sand mining industry:

Doug Losee can sum up the differences between Minnesota’s and Wisconsin’s frac sand mining regulations by describing how much room the two states’ environmental studies take up in his office.

“The Minnesota files really take up a bookcase. And for the most part, Wisconsin I can fit in a filing cabinet,” said Losee, who oversees environmental regulations for Mankato-based Unimin Corp.’s sand mines in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Here’s the radio report, by Elizabeth Dunbar (original version and more coverage here).

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