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New frac sand moratorium comes with $1 million penalty for ignoring it

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St. Croix County (WQOW) - If hearing about a moratorium wasn't enough for a potential sand mining company to think twice, the language of that moratorium will be.

A town in St. Croix County will fine companies $1 million per day for ignoring a new moratorium.

The Town of Kinnickinnic approved a one-year moratorium to study frac sand mining.  The town could lift the moratorium before then if an ordinance is adopted.  A town board representative says no one has applied for a permit with the town, but they have heard about some test borings being done within the county.

 

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