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Kansas residents push against saltwater injection wells

 

October 6, 2017



WINDSOR, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents are broadening the fight over an oil-related waste disposal well in the Flint Hills into a protest of similar wells across several counties and an effort to lobby lawmakers for regulatory changes.

KCUR-FM reports that residents of Chase, Morris and other counties known for open pastures and tallgrass ecology lost efforts last month to block operation of a saltwater injection well near the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City.

Petitioners say they're now focusing on fighting plans of additional wells across several counties.

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