July 1, 2018 archive

Contamination found at 2nd abandoned Eagle Industries site

More tests have discovered further contamination of groundwater at a second site of the abandoned Midwest City Eagle Industries company. City council members in Oklahoma City learned of the discovery in the past week and decided to continue with more testing. The discovery came in a second round of tests after the initial contamination from …

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Echo Energy’s move to downtown OKC still 6 months away

Oklahoma City-based Echo Energy prepares to move 100 workers to the downtown business district as soon as it finishes the 10-story Parkside building it bought in May for nearly $11 million. But it’s still six months away. The company anticipates making the move early in 2019 as work is still underway on the building that …

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Oklahoma has increased rig count while the national numbers drop

Oklahoma was one of the few states that saw an increase in oil and gas rigs in the past week. The state’s count grew by 2 to 140 while the national count fell by 5 to reach 1,047. New Mexico was the only state in the surrounding area that saw an increase in rig activity, …

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EPA’s Chief Ethics Officer wants more investigations of Scott Pruitt

If the chief ethics officer of the Environmental Protection Agency gets his way, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt could face even more investigations. Kevin S. Minoli has sent a letterĀ dated June 27, 2018 to David J. Apol, Acting Director and General Counsel of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics requesting a series of investigations into possible …

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