Wastewater well hearing questioned

Two groups claim Oil and Gas Commission broke state meeting laws

 


Two environmental organizations are claiming the Sidney-based Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission broke state laws at a public meeting last month.

On March 24, the commission’s office on Illinois Street was filled to capacity as a permit application for a commercial wastewater well in Mitchell was discussed.

The applicant, Terex Energy Corporation, based in Broomfield, Colo., is seeking approval to convert an oil well into a disposal site for contaminated water and chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

The proposal has received regional and state media coverage. At the meeting...



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