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Proposal uses environment funds for sand mining inspections

Published On: May 21 2013 10:52:04 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

Wisconsin's budget-writing committee is scheduled to review provisions in Gov. Scott Walker's spending plan that would pull money from the state's environmental management fund to cover sand mining inspections.

Money in the environmental management fund comes from a number of sources; including fees landfills pay the state, vehicle environmental impact fees and pesticide fees. The money goes toward recycling, cleaning up contaminated land and fighting pollution run-off from farm fields.

Walker's 2013-15 budget calls for using nearly $447,000 from the fund to enable the Department of Natural Resources to add sand mine compliance and inspection to the responsibilities of three to four existing staffers.

The Joint Finance Committee is expected to take up the language Tuesday. The panel could approve it as written, delete it or revise it.

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