STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: House, Senate look to the sun for power
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Minnesotans could sell solar power to electric utilities under a bill the House passed 70-63 late Tuesday.
They pay someone who has solar on their house just what the ... Posted on 5/8/13 at 8:29 AM
Doug Losee and other mining experts say that, in general, Minnesota's rules on frac sand mining are already more stringent than Wisconsin's, and they could become even stricter under proposals being debated by the state Legislature.
Sand mined in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin opens up cracks between rocks so oil and gas can be removed from the ground in places such as North Dakota. But mining the silica sand also is splitting residents of the areas where it is mined, as legislators discovered Tuesday..
Critics of a booming silica sand mining industry will ask lawmakers to hit the pause button Tuesday when the Minnesota Legislature holds its first-ever hearing on a subject that has so far been left up to local governments.
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