Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In So Many Words: Dear Sen. Tiffany, Your bill sucks, Sincerely, Pepin County Board

And that would be SB349, relating to local regulation of nonmetallic mining, local regulation of air quality; local regulation of water quality; local regulation of the use of explosives in mining, quarrying, and related activities; highway use contracts by local governments; and local regulation of borrow sites and material disposal sites for transportation projects of the Department of Transportation.

County board approves frac mining regulation statement unanimously.  (WQOW, 11/12/2013)

Excerpt:    The board says it feels the expansion of sand mining and processing in western Wisconsin raises, "significant local public health, economic, environmental and quality of life issues." The board says it opposes any state legislation that would preempt the ability of towns and counties to craft their own regulations.

Sidebar:  Pepin county has a couple of distinctions.
  1. At 249 square miles, it is Wisconsin's smallest county.
  2. It is the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Related posts:
Follow the Gogebic money.  (11/7/2013)
Sand mine industry leaders put our minds at ease.  (11/5/2013) 
Scott Walker donor promises jobs, permanence for Independence and Whitehall residents.  (10/29/2013) 
Sen. Tom Tiffany's sand mine bill a hot potato.  (10/28/2013) 
Another Walker campaign donor for SB349.  (10/25/2013)
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)

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