Is sand the new oil & gas battleground?
Winona County Courthouse - Minnesota - has banned mining sand for oil and gas development.

Is sand the next battleground for energy development? The early salvos are taking place in Minnesota’s Winona County.

In late 2016, Winona County commissioners voted to ban what the Minneapolis Star Tribune phrased in its report “the highly contentious industry of frac sand mining.” According to the report, opponents of frac sand mining “fear destruction of scenic bluffs along the Mississippi River, healt...

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