NORTHERN WISCONSIN (WKOW) – A mining precedent could be set on Thursday as a state board meets to consider allowing an industrial mine to house part of its operations on a protected area of the lower Wisconsin River.
The Cap Times reports Pattison Sand Company is building the mine to collect frac sand. The mine would be in view of the popular Wyalusing State Park.
A nine member board will vote on the permit on Thursday. Arguments playing out there are similar to those in the debate of Gogebic Taconite's mine in northern Wisconsin.
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