Minnesota Sands Appeals to Supreme Court

The Winona Post reports that after losing at the district, appellate and state Supreme Court level, Minnesota Sands is taking its case against Winona County’s frac sand ban to the highest court in the land. Minnesota Sands appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court last week, the company announced, asking the high court to take up its case.

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What Does Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling Mean?

On Jan. 22, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that challenges to the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS) belong in district court rather than the appellate court. The WOTUS Rule was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to clarify which waters and wetlands fall under federal jurisdiction.

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