From BOLD Nebraska:
This Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m., the Legislature will hold a hearing on two fracking-related bills, and the Senators on the Natural Resources Committee who will first vote on these new protections for our water need to hear from you. Click here to submit your written testimony on fracking that we’ll deliver at the hearing.
At the hearing on Wednesday, the Legislature will hear testimony on LB 1070 and LB 1082:
LB 1070: Requires fracking wastewater injection wells to secure $1 million+ in liability insurance. Restricts permits if the groundwater aquifer is close to the surface.
LB 1082: Fixes the clear conflict of interest at the Nebraska Oil & Gas Commission, by eliminating the regulatory agency’s dual role of “promoting” the oil and gas industry in the state. Requires more public hearings and notification about wastewater projects. Mandates additional well monitoring and well fluid analysis that is not being done now.
Thanks to all of you who in the past year have testified at hearings across the state, signed a petition or letter to your senator, or made a donation to support our work to strengthen the laws that protect our water.
Bold Nebraska and Jane Kleeb will be at the hearing on Wednesday to testify in support of LB 1070 and LB 1082. We encourage you to join us in person, or else submit a comment that we’ll deliver to Senators at the hearing. Click here to check out our “Testimony Tips” and submit your written testimony.