Letters to the Editor
To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Houston County Commissioners for their very courageous action on Wednesday, February 18 to ban frac sand mining in Houston County. The public hearing was a moving testimonial to grass roots democracy, as person after person stood up t...Read More
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To the Editor: With the Caledonia Township meeting and election on March 10, my attention turns to this very important event. I’ve heard it said, “That our elected officials are a reflection of ourselves as a society.” This may or may not be true. But, just in case it is true, we need to be [....Read More
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To the Editor: We want to remind residents of Houston County that your County Board of Commissioners is holding the last public hearing on the proposed mineral extraction and mining ordinance to address frac sand mining in Houston County, on Wednesday, February 18 at 10 a.m. in the commissioner’s ...Read More
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To the Editor: On January 22, the Houston County Planning Commission, after a very controversial and divisive meeting, “approved” a new mining ordinance for the county. Dan Griffin, chairman of the Planning Commission, said that this ordinance, that he more than anyone pushed for, would protect ...Read More
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To the Editor: First, according to the current ordinance (0110.2708 Subd. 1), “[A]ny mining operation legally commenced prior to the enactment of this ordinance that does not have an approved reclamation plan shall submit a reclamation plan to the Planning Agency… within five (5) years” of the...Read More
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