Nebraska: Assessments of Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency

Posted December 31, 2015 at 5:39am

The Lincoln (NE) Journal Star reports that “the state agency that regulates Nebraska’s oil and gas industry is near the top of its class, experts told a panel of state lawmakers Tuesday.”  

“The assessment — from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a peer group of state regulators — collided with concerns raised by state environmentalists and landowners over the Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission’s handing of a controversial saltwater disposal well in the Nebraska Panhandle.”  

“Opponents have accused the Oil and Gas Commission of mishandling the approval process to convert an inactive Sioux County oil well into an injection well for disposal of water collected during oil and gas production.”