Minnesota asks for public opinion on frac sand air pollution

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014

If the Minnesotan panel’s recommendations and methods are conducive to public policy procurement, the process may be rolled out across US states involved in the rapidly expanding fracking services industry.

The Silica Sand Rulemaking Advisory Panel (SSRAP) of Minnesota, US, is seeking the views of the public on silica (frac) sand mining air pollution, before it voices its recommendations to state legislators.

Set up in 2013 to establish guidelines on frac sand production and processing, the SSRAP is currently researching...

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