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The Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue, listened to testimony on Thursday on proposed legislation that would would restrict local government regulation of air and water quality, use of explosives and highway use contracts. (Photo by Tegan Wendland/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism)

Sand mining bill could also affect iron mine, factory farms

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By Alison Dirr and Ron Seely Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

The impact of a controversial bill that would restrict local government regulation of frac sand mines might be broader than originally thought, affecting the proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin and factory farms across the state, opponents said Thursday at a Capitol hearing.

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