Moratorium

We did it! Thanks to your support, the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors enacted an 18-month moratorium on frac sand mining in Winneshiek County. During the moratorium, we will work toward establishing ordinances that will:

  • Regulate both the scale and scope of such activity in order to maintain balance
  • Avoid unmitigated damage to natural and human resources through adequate regulation
  • Ensure that those who damage the county’s infrastructure are held responsible financially so that such burdens are not borne by county taxpayers
  • Provide time for the University of Iowa to conduct and complete two studies on the economic and public health impact of frac sand mining