New frac sand moratorium comes with $1 million penalty for ignor - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

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


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.


Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact Director of Station Operations Lisa Patrow at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at