A local farmer successfully silenced pro-fracking members of a Nebraska oil and gas conservation committee by offering them water glasses containing his own “private mixture” of fracking additives.
“You told me this morning that you would drink this water,” James Osborne told the committee. “So would you drink it? Yes or no?” Raw Story reports that Osborne was “met by silence by the stone-faced group before a member explained they wouldn’t be answering any questions.”
“Oh, you can’t answer any questions?” asked Osborne, who acknowledged ties to the oil industry and said he still had mixed opinions about fracking. “I don’t want this in the water that will travel entirely across this state in three days. There is no doubt there will be contamination. There will be spills.”
The committee is holding public hearings on an oil company’s proposal to ship out-of-state fracking wastewater into Nebraska,” Boggioni reports. “Terex Energy Corp. wants to truck as much as 10,000 barrels a day of the chemical-laden fracking wastewater to a ranch north of Mitchell, Nebraska for disposal.”