Sierra Club calls for hearings on water export proposal

BY: - May 12, 2020

The Iowa Chapter of the nonprofit environmental group Sierra Club has called for a scientific study of a northeast Iowa sand mine’s proposal to export water from Iowa’s Jordan Aquifer wells. Pattison Sand Co.’s proposal should also be subject to public hearings, Sierra Club maintained in a news release. The group called on the Iowa […]

Iowa officials: Water export plan dead without new application

BY: - April 7, 2020

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has thrown out a northeast Iowa company’s application to export water to drought-stricken states. DNR water officials sent a letter Monday to Pattison Sand Co. of Clayton, stating the company filed the wrong type of application, hasn’t answered a long list of questions, and failed to pay a required […]

Northeast Iowa sand mine renews once-rejected bid to export water

BY: - February 28, 2020

Pattison Sand Co. of Clayton has renewed its bid to export water from Iowa’s Jordan Aquifer to drought-stricken, western states after state officials turned the request down the first time. In a new application, company founder Kyle Pattison wrote that he had been in discussions with DNR staffers about the possibility of exporting 2.8 million […]