WSAU: Marathon County Board Passes Mining Ordinance

The Marathon County Board unanimously approved a mining ordinance on Tuesday night. The ordinance regulates mining throughout the county before a new law goes into effect July 1st that allows mining in Wisconsin. County Board Supervisor John Robinson says he believes...

WSAW: Marathon County Board passes mining regulations

For the last 20 years there’s been a moratorium on metallic mining in Wisconsin. On July 1, that moratorium will be lifted. With just three months to go, the Marathon County Board passed two proposals to make sure certain things, like the environment, are protected....

Associated Press: Environmental exemptions for frac sand firm hit snag

Environmental exemptions that would clear the way for a Georgia company to build a $70 million frac sand processing plant in western Wisconsin that environmentalists oppose hit a snag Wednesday in the state Senate. … Opponents to the project allege that Meteor is...