This Week’s Market Buzz
- Published: Friday, 22 March 2013 13:55
- With Wisconsin 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 approved a conditional use permit for Pattison Sand Co. of Clayton, Iowa, to locate a mine near the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway, setting up a final vote by the Town Board on March 27. Mine opponents packed the Bridgeport Town Hall for the commission meeting recently, but were given little opportunity to speak during the three-hour hearing, according to reports.