CO-based Terex Energy challenged in court over Nebraska wastewater site

Landowners next to a planned oil production wastewater site in the Nebraska Panhandle are challenging to the site's approval in court. Their petition for review was filed last week by Jane Grove and Hughson Flying A Ranch Inc. against the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and Terex Energy Corp., of Broomfield, Colorado.

Last month the commission approved Terex's request to use a well north of Mitchell to dispose of salty groundwater and chemical-laden fracking wastewater that result from oil and gas production. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that the petition says the commission didn't have jurisdiction because the well was intended to dispose of wastewater produced in Colorado and Wyoming and that there were no plans initially to dispose of wastewater produced in Nebraska.