Vinehout-Sand Mining News Alert

May 20, 2013

Frac Sand Mining News Alert

Dear Friends,

To those following sand mines in western Wisconsin:

TONIGHT Monday May 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Trempealeau County Board Room of the Trempealeau County Courthouse in Whitehall, at their regular meeting, the full county board will consider a resolution for a one-year moratorium for issuing frac sand mining permits. Trempealeau County is the epicenter for frac sand mining in the state. Of the over 100 permitted frac sand mines, 27 of them are located in Trempealeau County.

TOMORROW Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 10 am in the Joint Committee on Finance Hearing Room, 412 East, of the State Capitol in Madison, the state’s budget writing committee will take up frac sand mine monitoring. Senator Jennifer Shilling is expected to offer a budget motion to fully fund the monitoring of the estimated 54 active sand mines and processing plants. The Department of Natural Resources estimates they need at least ten additional FTE positions to conduct this monitoring. The Governor’s budget funds only two of these positions. Senator Shilling’s motion will likely fund all ten positions.
Additional background information can be found in this budget paper. http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lfb/publications/budget/2013-15%20Budget/Documents/Budget%20Papers/478.pdf

Sincerely,
Kathleen

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