Compromise frac sand deal nixes effort to put trout stream areas off limits to mining

  • Article by: Tony Kennedy , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 15, 2013 - 5:35 AM

Mining won’t be banned near trout streams, but DNR permitting procedure is put in play.

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medvezhonokMay. 14, 13 2:06 PM

Let's now say ggod bye to the lovely trout living in these trout streams as they will die off once this fracking gets larger, and the same is to be said for the BWCAW after the mining interests in the north start polluting the ground and surface water, and destroying life in the wild with all the pollutants and toxic chemicals..

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EleanoreMay. 14, 13 2:38 PM

Rubbish. The DNR is not authorize to sell these resources to any mining interests, they belong to the people. I know I wouldn't want to be or work for a mining company who polluted our water. Life wouldn't be worth living I'd think for those poor souls.

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ahzookeeperMay. 14, 13 2:45 PM

A shame. I love visiting that area, but won't see a point in doing so if the landscape is damaged and I'm sharing the roads with hundreds of dump trucks. My sympathies to the small business owners who rely on tourism to make a living for themselves and their employees.

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commonsens4uMay. 14, 13 2:55 PM

Seriously? I'm not even a fisherman and I think this is a huge mistake. Talk about selling your soul to the devil.

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commonsens4uMay. 14, 13 2:56 PM

It only takes one "Oops" to destroy a stream forever. Why not take that completely out of the equation and have a mile buffer? There's plenty of sand on this here Earth for fracking.

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pinelakelindMay. 14, 13 3:01 PM

This is so stupid! Our state spends millions to develop our Natural Environment and our government allows it to be ruined! This makes no sense except to big business who could care less about our state but just money! So disappointed!

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alexjackMay. 14, 13 3:12 PM

Simply one more example of business buying whatever they want - regardless the cost or consequences.

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flusher75May. 14, 13 3:13 PM

I've finally come to realize that there is not one wit of difference between the GOP and the DFL when it comes to environmental protection. A POX on both of your houses! The DFL puts a polluter in the Chair of the most important environmental committee and what does he do? He votes to allow the drainage, filling or polluting of lakes up to 40 acres. I USED to vote DFL but from no on it's anyone but an incumbent.

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stevemktoMay. 14, 13 3:29 PM

I'm a lake guy and our running joke is if you wanted to put an outhouse in the middle of Lake Mille Lacs, it would be approved by the DNR as long as the proper permits were applied for and filled out properly.

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stevemktoMay. 14, 13 3:31 PM

I'm a lake guy and our running joke is if you wanted to put an outhouse in the middle of Lake Mille Lacs, it would be approved by the DNR as long as the proper permits were applied for and filled out properly.

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