2014 In Review // Local: News, Sports Nat'l: News, Sports, Entertainment, Talkers | Top 20 Most Read Stories 

Local

EQB Opens Public Meetings On Silica Sand Mining

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Alexandria Artist, 86, Masters Norwegian Painting Style
  2. How MN Moms' Pillow Invention Could Reinvent Bedtime
  3. Check Out These Viewer Holiday Photos!
  4. ‘The Interview' Opens Despite Threats
  5. Trending Now: ‘The Interview’ Available Online

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Environmental Quality Board opens a series of public meetings in greater Minnesota on Friday to gather input on plans for a set of model standards for regulating the mining, processing and transportation of silica sand used by the oil and gas drilling industry for hydraulic fracturing.

Friday’s meeting is from 2- 4 p.m. at the Blue Earth County Library in Mankato. Two others are set for next Tuesday in St. Charles and Wabasha. The EQB says it will announce dates and sites for future meetings later. The board took public testimony at its September meeting, and is also taking written comments.

The meetings proceed from a legislative directive for the EQB to consult with stakeholders interested in regulation of silica sand-related activities in Minnesota.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,553 other followers