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Fracking Bill Gains Support

Fracking Bill Gains Support

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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.

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