STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: House, Senate look to the sun for power
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Minnesotans could sell solar power to electric utilities under a bill the House passed 70-63 late Tuesday.
They pay someone who has solar on their house just what the ... Posted on 5/8/13 at 8:29 AM
ALL ABOUT FOOD Sand Cake, No Grit
I was with friends last night for an Italiam-themed potluck meal. My firend, Bobbie, brought a dessert she found in one of Michael Chiarello's cookbooks. Rosemary Sand Cake with Summer Berries is a l... Posted on 6/19/09 at 2:50 AM
Thank you for the article written by Don Davis titled “Sand mining testimony fractured” (R-E, Feb. 20). It would be beneficial for all to see more in-depth reporting on the pros and cons of this frac sand mine debate.
Julie J. Casey, Glendale, Ariz.
, February 27, 2013
Silica sand is an integral component to a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which pumps the sand, water and chemicals into oil and gas wells to scour out openings in oil- or gas-bearing rock.
While the ordinance can greatly limit the chances of silica sand mines from being developed within city limits, it can’t prevent trucks hauling silica sand from traveling through the community on a regular basis.
While many of the concerned citizens at the Goodhue County Board meeting Thursday afternoon were familiar faces speaking in opposition to sand mining, a few who turned out to share their thoughts had not been heard by the board in the past.
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