News

Fracking Bill Gains Support

Fracking Bill Gains Support

Photo: clipart.com

A bill that would put new requirements on companies undertaking hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — in Nebraska is drawing little opposition in the Unicameral. The bill (LB 856) was introduced by Senator Norm Wallman of Cortland, who calls it a straightforward bill to preserve water.

 
Ken Winston, spokesman for the Nebraska Sierra Club, favors the legislation and says water is one of the state’s most important resources.

 
The measure would force companies that draw groundwater for fracking to install meters that measure the amount of water used and the amount of fracturing fluid recovered, and all measurements would be reported to the Department of Natural Resources.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike

NW ENERGY 72914

A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

in Local

Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

School Books

Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

in Local

Cold January Expected

Thermometer

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

in Local

Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

tim johnson

It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

in Local

Rounds To Wait And See On Cuba Deal

rounds

South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he will wait and see how relations change between the United States and Cuba.