Legislative hearing set for Sidney on Tuesday

Study part of review of Oil and Gas Commission


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Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commissioners listening to testimony regarding a wastewater well application in April, which was ultimately approved, at their Sidney headquarters.

Members of the Nebraska Legislature's Natural Resources Committee will be in Sidney on Tuesday as part of an ongoing study into how the oil and gas industry is regulated in the state.

A Legislative fact-finding hearing will be held in the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a pair of reviews examining the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

The Commission, based in Sidney since its creation in 1959, approved an application for a commercial wastewater disposal well near Mitchell in April.

That decision raised the ire of some state lawmakers, residen...

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