Nebraska Man Asks Oil Commission One Question: 'Would You Drink It?'

"James Osborn has just one question: 'Would you drink it?' 'It' being a mysterious brown sludge -- allegedly fracking fluid -- that Osborn brought in a foam cup to a public hearing in Sidney, Nebraska, in front of the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday.

And no, it wasn't a hypothetical question.

Osborn, the first of more than 50 people to speak out Tuesday on a proposed fracking wastewater storage well in the western part of the state, chatted amiably to the commissioners as he produced three plastic cups and poured a little bottled water into each. He then topped off each of the cups with a healthy portion of the mystery fluid, and offered them to the commissioners to drink."

Ryan Grenoble reports for the Huffington Post March 28, 2015.


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Source: Huffington Post, 03/30/2015