September 15, 2017 archive

Pruitt Orders EPA to Reconsider Obama-era Coal Ash Rule

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says his agency will reconsider key parts of the Obama administration rule covering the handling of coal ash. It comes after an industry trade group filed suit asking the agency to take another look at the rule which considers coal ash, or as the EPA calls it Coal Combustion Residuals, to …

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Bakken As Large as Permian Basin? Some Make the Claim

A push is underway to get the government to re-evaluate estimates of just how much oil could potentially be in North Dakota. Continental Resources chairman and founder Harold Hamm thinks the resources could match what is in the Permian Basin of west Texas and southeastern New Mexico. He has said for years the government has …

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Lawsuits Blame Government for Houston Flooding in Hurricane Harvey

Lawsuits are mounting against the Army Corps of Engineers and the government over the flooding in Houston. A week after Hurricane Harvey hit, some residents filed a class-action lawsuit blaming governmental mismanagement of the two dams on the west side of Houston. Water was released from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs and the massive floodwaters …

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Long Recovery Process After Hurricane Irma

As of Friday morning, it was clear the recovery process is going to be a long one for those living in Florida following Hurricane Irma. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said the government response had switched from “saving” lives to “recovery.” He said about 10,000 people remained in emergency shelters in Florida as …

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More Oklahoma Utility Crews Help With Power Needs in Southeastern U.S.

Hundreds of Oklahomans from utility companies are in Florida attempting to restore electricity to the millions who lost power during Hurricane Irma. Public Service Company of Oklahoma sent more than 300 employees and contract personnel. “They expect it to be a little of everything,” said PSO spokesman Stan Whiteford in explaining what the linemen and …

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Magellan Focuses on Cleanup of Hurricane Harvey Gasoline Spill Near Houston

The Coast Guard says less than 20 percent of the hundreds of thousands of gasoline spilled from a Magellan Midstream Partners storage tank during Hurricane Harvey was recovered. The Guard said 461,000 gallons were spilled from the tank, escaping past containment berms at the tank farm owned by the Tulsa-based company. The tank farm is …

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Stillwater Gets $4.5 million Grant to Finish Taxi Projects for American Airline Service

The FAA’s awarded a $4.5 million grant to the Stillwater airport so work can be completed on two taxiway projects. The Fderal Aviation Administration money will enhance the ability of American Airlines to provide commercial service at the regional airport. Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and also a member …

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Hamm’s Continental Resources Hits Massive Gas Well in STACK

President Trump said last week that Harold Hamm could stick a straw in the ground and come up with oil. ¬†Or in the latest STACK well his Continental Resources Company has produced, gas. Lots of it! The Oklahoma City company reported this week a Blaine county well in the Mississippian that not only produced more …

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