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Attorney: Kansas keeps issuing inadequate well permits


August 31, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas energy regulators have continued to allow oil and gas drillers to apply for injection-well permits without providing adequate public notice despite complaints on the matter, according to an attorney.

The Kansas Corporation Commission has issued more than 2,000 injection-well permits since 2008 after giving the public only 15 days to file protests instead of the 30 days required in the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, attorney Robert Eye told the Lawrence Journal-World . Eye represents the Kansas Sierra Club, Douglas County and five individuals.

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