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frac sand mine permit approved for riverway

current mining permit application, a few landowners stand to make a profit from the lease of their property for mining, while others will likely see their property values decrease. If frac sand mining is prohibited in the Riverway, we do have an alternative proposition that can be offered to the landowners

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  • Frac Sand Company Won't Be Permitted To Mine Near
    Frac Sand Company Won't Be Permitted To Mine Near

    Pattison Sand Company, an Iowa-based frac sand company, will not be allowed to mine within the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway.. The board charged with protecting the scenic beauty of the river determined the mine would not be able to conceal all mining activity

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  • Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board: Frac Sand Mining
    Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board: Frac Sand Mining

    Memo from DNR Legal Counsel re: State Riverway Law Pertaining to Non-Metallic Mining Additional Information from Pattison Sand Co. re: Town of Bridgeport Permits. Frac Sand Mining PPT Presentation by Thomas Woletz (Part 1 of 2) Frac Sand Mining

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  • Lower Wisconsin Riverway Vs. Frac Sand Mining - River
    Lower Wisconsin Riverway Vs. Frac Sand Mining - River

    Mar 07, 2014 Mar 07, 2014 Last August, the Riverway Board denied the mining company a permit to mine within the Riverway boundaries. The mining company promptly sued; the case is pending. To stave off further sand mining insults, the Board is proactively proposing to the Legislature changes to the statutes that provide the Board its authority. This is a gutsy move

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  • Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board denies access to frac
    Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board denies access to frac

    Aug 23, 2013 Based on field inspection determinations that portions of the frac sand mine would be visible from the river, Mark Cupp, the Riverway Board’s executive director, recommended the board approve the mining permit but with 10 conditions and an additional 12 voluntary actions that should be taken by Pattison Sand

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  • www.crawfordstewardshipproject.org Lower Wisconsin
    www.crawfordstewardshipproject.org Lower Wisconsin

    Commission voted for frac sand mining in March, with virtually no conditions in the permit. About one-third of the mine is located within the Riverway and two-thirds is just outside the Riverway on three properties leased by Pattison Sand. Further, on August 10 the Planning Commission and on August 14 the Board voted that the mine

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  • Riverway mine moves closer as Walker boosts frac sand
    Riverway mine moves closer as Walker boosts frac sand

    Mar 20, 2013 With Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget including assistance for the sand mining industry, a controversial frac sand operation near the Lower Wisconsin River is moving closer to approval. The town of Bridgeport Planning Commission has OK’d a conditional use permit for Pattison Sand Co. of Clayton, Iowa, to locate a mine near the Lower Wisconsin

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  • Frac sand mine gets approval from Winona County - Bring
    Frac sand mine gets approval from Winona County - Bring

    Jun 04, 2013 Jun 04, 2013 Winona County's board of commissioners approved a permit for the county's first frac sand mine Tuesday. The Associated Press reports the board's 3 to 2 vote was a rebuff to critics who argued commissioners should wait for an appeals court to rule on whether a more detailed environmental analysis is needed

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  • Loophole opens door for a frac sand mine near Wisconsin
    Loophole opens door for a frac sand mine near Wisconsin

    Aug 21, 2013 Pattison Sand Co. of Clayton, Iowa, is building a mine on roughly 300 acres of farmland on a sliver of land between Wisconsin 60 and the Lower Wisconsin River

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  • Legal Considerations for Wisconsin Frac Sand Mining
    Legal Considerations for Wisconsin Frac Sand Mining

    permits before, during and following mining operations. These permits will include zoning approvals as well as mining, reclamation, water and air permits. A frac sand project (a non-metallic mining project) will need to obtain both zoning approval and a mining permit from the county in which the project is located prior to operation. Local

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  • Crawford County Citizens Wary Of Proposed Frac Sand Mine's
    Crawford County Citizens Wary Of Proposed Frac Sand Mine's

    Jul 31, 2013 The 300-acre frac sand mine would be located in the Town of Bridgeport and would be the first to stretch into a recognized scenic riverway. Iowa-based Pattison Sand got approval from the town in March, and last month the Department of Natural Resources approved a general permit for the mine, which allows stormwater to be drained into the

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  • Get the Frac Out of Here! Wisconsin River Board Denies
    Get the Frac Out of Here! Wisconsin River Board Denies

    Aug 24, 2013 The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported that some members of the River Board who called a frac sand mine a bad idea, thought the permit may be approved due to a “loophole” in state law.. According to the state law, the site needs to be 500 feet away from the river and not visible from water when leaves are on the trees

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  • Frac Sand Wisconsin: Legal Background for Citizens and
    Frac Sand Wisconsin: Legal Background for Citizens and

    communities where frac sand mines are locating. A frac sand mine can use thousands of gallons of water, and many more if miners wash the sand, depleting local aquifers. The mining itself should steer clear of underground water reservoirs, but the filtering qualities of the sand and the risk of accidental contamination from mining operations –

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  • Frac sand news: Hansen & Schmit bills advance; SEMN
    Frac sand news: Hansen & Schmit bills advance; SEMN

    Mar 22, 2013 While bills related to regulating the frac sand industry make their way through the Minnesota state legislature, sand mining continues to generate headlines in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Minnesota state House and Senate bills Last night, the Minnesota House Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance Committee moved on unanimous voice votes to send HF906 to

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  • Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board
    Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board

    An important decision is facing the Lower Wisconsin Riverway Board this week: whether to approve a permit application for Pattison Sand to begin operating a frac sand mine within the Riverway. Midwest Environmental Advocates urges the Board to reject this permit application in order to fulfill its responsibility to protect and preserve the scenic beauty and natural character of the Riverway

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  • Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board - EAGLES & FRAC SAND
    Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board - EAGLES & FRAC SAND

    The proposal to create a frac sand mine in the area is one of the most challenging issues the LWSRB has faced in the past 23 years. Of the 200 acre site, spread over four farms, less than is located within the Riverway boundary

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  • Crawford County Citizens Wary Of Proposed Frac Sand
    Crawford County Citizens Wary Of Proposed Frac Sand

    Jul 31, 2013 The 300-acre frac sand mine would be located in the Town of Bridgeport and would be the first to stretch into a recognized scenic riverway. Iowa-based Pattison Sand got approval from the town in March, and last month the Department of Natural Resources approved a general permit for the mine, which allows stormwater to be drained into the Wisconsin River

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