This Week’s Market Buzz
Published: Thursday, 08 October 2015 15:45
- More than 100 people attended a meeting of the Houston County, Minn., Planning Commission during which the commission reviewed a zoning amendment proposed by the Houston County Protectors (HCP), a group which opposes the establishment of frac sand mining in the county. According to the Spring Grove Herald, the planning commission voted 5 to 2 to withhold its stamp of approval for the amendment, which if approved would have altered the mineral extraction section of the county's zoning ordinance. According to HCP members, the proposal would: A) ban frac sand mining in Houston County, B) require non-conforming mines to come into compliance with local regulations, and C) update the county's procedures for handling mining complaints.
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