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Sand Mines
Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • Posted November 16, 2011

Wish to comment on the critical letters on sand mines in the last weeks;Sand mines have been in this part of the state since the Mid Nineteen Sixtys, some operate within the city limits of nearby towns.One is on the edge of, or just inside Mason County. For around twenty years it had irrigation peanut farms around it, that probably used much more water than it did! Strange but I heard no complaints about them poluting or bringing about reasource shortages!These sand mines mine then sell fine sand to drillers. From what I,ve heard most of the sand is going to oil drillers, North towards the Permian Basin and South Texas oil fields.If those who are so enraged about this are able to get Land Use style legislation, that prohibits one from digging a hole-_ on one's property, the drilling companies will buy the sand out state at a higher price!Domestic oil production is important and the sand plants are a part of it!

Allen Eckert

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