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The implementation of legislation to regulate frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota has followed a rocky path this fall. During the 2013 legislative session, lawmakers charged the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) with devising a model ordinance for local governments to use as a template for processing applications from companies to extract silica sand.

Frac sand model ordinance draws fire

The implementation of legislation to regulate frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota has followed a rocky path this fall. During the 2013 legislative session, lawmakers charged the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) with devising a model ordinance for local governments to use as a template for processing applications from companies to extract silica sand.

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