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Nebraska Law Aims to Control Fracking Waste

Nebraska Law Aims to Control Fracking Waste

Advocacy group Bold Nebraska, which helped take on the Keystone XL pipeline, declared victory after state leaders passed a measure to control oil and gas waste.

The Nebraska Legislature passed bill LB-1082 on a vote of 48-0-1 to enact stronger provisions governing the waste associated with hydraulic fracturing, a drilling practice more commonly known as fracking.

Bold Nebraska Director Jane Kleeb said the passage came as a result of pressure from citizens concerned about waste disposal in the state.

"Wastewater injection wells are the result other states' reckless fracking practices and should be banned," she said in a statement.

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