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Don’t laws exist now to oversee these mines?

February 28, 2013

It is horrifying to see the state of Minnesota ready to jump in to slow down, or stop, the sand mining taking place in the southeastern part of the state....

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Mar-03-13 7:19 PM

jmaynard - don't be a dummy. For the last 100+ years, miners have ruined the environment everywhere - and that includes drilling too. Just ask the workers on the oil rig run by BP, and all the miners out east in WV. Oh wait you can't ask them, they are dead.

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Mar-01-13 8:09 AM

"True cost of the mines". Right. That's the leftist's favorite excuse to stop things that benefit humans instead of bugs and weeds.

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Feb-28-13 11:58 PM

There is plenty of evidence that the mine activity has the potential for environmental damage and that reclamation after the mines are closed will not return the land to the original condition. The moratorium makes sense until the true costs of the mines can be accounted for.

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