Frac Sand Protest

Area citizens unhappy with Senator Jeremy Miller's votes so far concerning frac sand setbacks from trout streams will take a trip to the capital.
They will meet  on the steps of City Hall in Winona at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday morning where they will all sign an over-sized postcard addressed to Senator Miller before taking a bus to St. Paul where they will participate in a press conference before delivering the postcard to Miller.

Donna Buckbee with the Houston County Protectors says they hope to change Miller's mind about not supporting a one-mile setback.

Buckbee says the southeastern Minnesota's land is not the same as other parts of the state, and the regions karst geology needs to be protected.

Miller, a Republican from Winona, voted no in committee against the Omnibus Game and Fish bill which included provisions to protect southeast Minnesota trout streams from frac sand mining and processing.

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