Monthly Archives: February 2012

Photos of Winona frac sand protest

A lovely little protest in Winona   And here’s a link to the article that ran the next day in the Winona Daily News. Here’s the lede: About 30 people gathered Monday afternoon to block the front entrance to the … Continue reading

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Pictures of a win/lose situation

UPDATE: (Spring 2016) Sand-mine fever is abating here in Buffalo County, mostly due to the prices of oil, gas and thus frac sand — coupled with a lack of local rail lines.  A sand mine that doesn’t have a rail … Continue reading

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Another “From the Comments” – Truck Routes, Permitting, and Rail Spurs

A conversation between Mike O’Connor and Katherine Goodman on truck routes, the permitting process, and the current information about permits for rail spurs along Hwy 35 near Cochrane Katherine Goodman says: On Friday I formally asked the City Council of … Continue reading

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“From the Comments” dept. — Jim Drost on “documentation that should be collected”

Hi all, I will periodically pull some of the comments up into the blog so that people will have a better chance of seeing them.  Here’s the first post like that.  Originally posted as a comment on the Steal These … Continue reading

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What kind of sand is in the Mississippi?

Isn’t the sand in the Mississippi coming from the same place as frac sand?  Maybe it’s the same stuff.  If so, maybe the Army Corp of Engineers could solve their budget problem.

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