Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General

AGO Statement on Wastewater Disposal Well Decision

LINCOLN—Attorney General Doug Peterson's office released the following statement on the Hughson Flying A Ranch, Inc., et al. v. Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, et al. wastewater disposal well decision: While the Nebraska Attorney General’s office respectfully disagrees with the decision of the Cheyenne County District Court in the wastewater disposal well case, the State will not file an appeal of that decision. The Attorney General’s office maintains that the Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission acted properly and within its authority when it approved the application for a wastewater disposal well. However, the Attorney General’s office believes that recent legislation by the Nebraska Legislature has addressed the concerns expressed in the District Court’s decision. The applicant for the disposal well, Terex Energy Corporation, may still file an appeal of this case.