This Week’s Market Buzz
Published: Thursday, 21 August 2014 22:11
- The three-person Buffalo County, Wis., Board of Adjustment tabled a conditional use permit for the Seven Sands frac sand mine and wash plant at a recent public hearing in Alma, Wis. The hearing lasted six hours and included expert testimony by consultants hired by Glacier Sands, the company that would operate the mine, as well as attorneys representing the Cochrane-Fountain City School District and John and Nettie Rosenow. Approximately 150 people turned out for the hearing and more than 40 testified. Seven Sands’ landowners, friends and family members, wearing lime green “Sand = Jobs” t-shirts, voiced unconditional support for Glacier Sands and its proposed mining operations. Other speakers expressed a wide range of concerns from environmental issues effecting the health, safety and welfare of the community to problems associated with potential damage to highways, bridges and county roads.
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