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Compromise won’t let critics shut down mining

May 23, 2013
Gary Andersen, Lee Smith , Fairmont Sentinel

The current oil and natural gas boom in places like North Dakota is fed by a modern drilling practice - "fracking" - that includes the use of sand from places like southeastern Minnesota. The boom is of great value to American citizens, in terms of utilizing resources that make us less dependent on foreign oil. It is also creating tens of thousands of jobs, and setting the U.S. up for decades of wealth creation, whether the resulting product is sold at home or abroad.



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