News from around Wisconsin: Legislative proposal prevents new regulation of existing sand mines

The need for fracking sand has created intense pressure to open new sand mines and expand operations in existing mines in many Midwestern states.  In the Wisconsin legislature, a new bill would prohibit local governments from imposing new zoning ordinances that are more restrictive than existing zoning rules on existing operations. The bill also would shield sand mines from any other new ordinance or license requirement if the mines are operating within the year preceding the ordinance or requirement’s adoption.

The full article from Fox 11 News website in Madison is here.

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