Nebraska and fracking
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In July 2012 it was reported that gas exploration in Nebraska was booming. In southern Sioux County in northwest Nebraska, drilling rigs have entered the area in growing numbers. The area is just east of Wyoming’s Goshen County. There has been a spike of oil and gas leases in southern and central Sioux County over the past couple of years, said William Sydow, the director of the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
As of July 2012 Fidelity Exploration and Production drilled one oil well in the far south end of the county, and said it has plans for developing two more wells before the end of 2012.
A waste disposal project outside Mitchell in Sioux County could receive up to 80 trucks of waste daiy.  Terex Energy Corporation will inject waste underground from fracking operations from nearby states.
Legislative issues and regulations
- "Across Nebrasaka border, oil hunt begins" Tribe.com, July 15, 2012.
- "Fracking wastewater well application approved Oil and Gas Conservation Commission gives green light to project" KOTA News, April 22, 2015.
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