Report from the Citizens' Frac Sand Summit

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, Tau Center, Winona, Minn.

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The Land Stewardship Project's Citizens’ Frac Sand Summit was a huge success! Despite a winter weather advisory, over 225 people came together in Winona, Minn., on Jan. 18, 2014, to build our power to stop the frac sand industry from destroying rural communities.

At the summit we launched a petition drive calling on Governor Mark Dayton to take effective action to protect Minnesota from the frac sand industry. Gov. Dayton has laid out a policy that makes a lot of sense—a ban on the frac sand industry in the fragile karst area of southeast Minnesota and tough standards for the whole state that protect air and water quality. This petition supports that policy and urges the Governor to take action to implement it. Our goal is to gather 5,000 signatures from Minnesotans in three months. Here is what you can do:

Information & Presentations from the Summit

Summit Media Coverage