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Dayton not ready to impose statewide ban on silica sand mining

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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:55 pm | Updated: 6:44 am, Wed Mar 20, 2013.

ST. PAUL — DFL Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he does not support a statewide moratorium on silica sand mining at this time but does back tougher regulations.

"If the industry starts to spiral out of control, then I wouldn't hesitate to call for a moratorium. But I don't think we've reached that point," he said.

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