Posted at: 02/27/2013 7:21 AM
Future of New Silica Sand Mines in Minnesota Unknown
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - State senators are leaning toward halting new silica sand mines while Minnesota studies the health and environmental effects of the industry.
A Senate committee passed a bill yesterday that includes a one-year moratorium on new mine permits.
It also calls for creation of a regional board to regulate mining.
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