Sharon Ormsby: Frac sand industry manipulates landowners

Winona Daily News, January 27, 2016   •  Sharon Ormsby Wiscoy Township

One reason I am suspect of the intentions of the industrial frac sand industry is its ability to pit neighbor against neighbor. When a land owner is offered a price for the land that is higher than market value, the land owner can sell his land and move away. The neighbor who wants to keep his place is left with a large industrial operation and a resulting lower value on the land that person owns. The impact of the large sand company ends up negatively affecting the whole neighborhood. I am for a frac sand ban in Winona County