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(Neb.)-Dozens Turn Out For Fracking Wastewater Forum

By: Ryan Griffin Posted at: 03/12/2015 12:06 PM

(Scottsbluff)-More than 3 dozen citizens from Scotts Bluff and Sioux counties turned out Wednesday evening to attend a forum on the fracking wastewater disposal well sponsored by the Scotts Bluff County Democratic Party.
“We had a fantastic turnout and support from the community to have a dialogue on the proposed fracking wastewater disposal well,” said Democratic Party Treasurer Ryan Griffin. “The number of people in attendance shows that this is an important issue to our community and I encourage citizens concerned about the disposal well to participate more fully in the hearing process.”
Speaker Mike Sarchet, a resident of Mitchell, spoke to the crowd and answered question for more than 2 hours, providing valuable information and giving those in attendance a basic understanding of the geology at play in the proposed disposal well location.
Citizens in attendance have formed a non-partisan working group to train and prepare citizens wanting to testify at future hearings about their opposition to the disposal well. Sarchet and Scottsbluff resident Jeff Leanna, will facilitate two meetings on Friday, and Saturday, both starting at 9:00 am at the Scottsbluff Runza Conference Room. Leanna will be providing training on testifying at committee and legislative hearings at the 9:00 am meeting on Saturday.
Any citizens who are opposed to the fracking wastewater disposal well or who have questions or concerns about the disposal well are encouraged to attend. “This working group is very much a non-partisan group of concerned citizens; political party affiliation plays no role in our concern and opposition to the fracking wastewater disposal well. We welcome citizens interested in this very important issue to participate,” added Leanna.


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