Legislative Reference Bureau Analysis. This bill concerns local governmental authority to regulate air quality, water quality and quantity, and the use of explosives; local government highway use contracts and local regulation of material disposal sites related to transportation projects of the Department of Transportation (DOT); and local governmental authority to regulate nonmetallic mining. Nonmetallic mining is extracting nonmetallic materials, such as stone, gravel, clay, and sand.
Far-reaching bill stirs conflict over who should — and can — monitor mining. (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/25/2013)
Marino pays; Marino plays. Towns started out licensing frac sand operations, and now are applying licensing ordinances to some gravel quarries and other smaller operations, said Richard J. Marino of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association.
Expensive to the Tune of $430, 505.49 (as of June 30, 2013). (10/25/2013)
The Nipper Chronicles: The frac sand mining masters speak. (10/18/2013)
Things aren't so tranquil in Glenwood City Wisconsin lately (10/10/2013)