The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board has delayed for at least a month its consideration of model standards for regulating the silica sand mining industry.
In St Charles, Minn., a sand production company is trying to build a plant on 300 acres of land, and residents there are afraid it will ruin their way of life.
With the oil boom in North Dakota and demand for domestic oil growing, there’s a need for silica sand that’s used to drill for the oil.
Cliffs Natural Resources says it’s ready to produce a new kind of iron ore pellet in Minnesota that could potentially open new markets.
A state Senate committee approved a one-year moratorium on new silica sand mines on Tuesday as part of a senator’s broader effort to increase oversight of the booming industry.
Critics of a booming silica sand mining industry will ask lawmakers to hit the pause button Tuesday when the Minnesota Legislature holds its first-ever hearing on a subject that has so far been left up to local governments.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Dozens of members of a picturesque Minnesota community fought a proposal Monday night to bring a mine to their town. Windsor Permian, an oil and gas company out of Oklahoma, wants to […]