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Minn. To Issue Draft Silica Sand Mining Guidelines

Minnesota plans to release model standards Friday to help communities struggling to regulate the boom in mining for silica sand, which oil and gas drillers use for hydraulic fracturing.


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EQB Opens Public Meetings On Silica Sand Mining

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.


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Dayton To Speak At Minnesota Environmental Congress

Experts and political leaders will gather in Bloomington to shape a vision for Minnesota’s environmental future.