Guideline or Law? Confusion over Frac Sand Mining Standards

Minnesota Public Radio: Minnesota officials are set to approve a new set of standards that local governments can use to regulate frac sand mining. Wednesday the state Environmental Quality Board, a broad oversight agency, will consider draft standards outlined by the agency's staff. They recommend setbacks from homes, water quality protections, rules on noise, blasting, and dust control. Over the next few months, state officials will ask for public input to refine the voluntary guidelines, which can be adapted by......

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