Category: EPA

Chevron Fights Judge’s Ruling on Cleanup of Abandoned New Mexico Mine

Chevron Corporation is fighting a court ruling that says the federal government was not liable for cleanup costs at a northern New Mexico Superfund site that once was a mine site operated by the company but owned by the U.S. government. It took its cas…

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Anti-WOTUS Legislation Vetoed by President Obama

Oklahoma’s Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate knew it was coming and President Obama handed them what they expected—a veto of their anti-Waters of the U.S. Rule resolution. Every member from Oklahoma in the House voted last week in support of t…

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New Mexico to Sue EPA over Colorado Gold Mine Spill and Pollutionj

The state of New Mexico intends to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over last year’s gold mine spill that polluted the Animas River in Colorado and three other states.
The state filed papers on Thursday claiming that the government had created …

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House Joins Senate in Challenging WOTUS

Under the leadership of Republicans, the U.S. House voted Wednesday to challenge the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency’s challenged Waters of the U.S. Rule.
By a vote of 253-166, with the support of Oklahoma Representatives …

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Inhofe Polls States on EPA Mandates

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chaired by Sen. Jim Inhofe is asking for the feedback of states on just how good of a job the Environmental Protection Agency is doing with regards to its regulatory programs. And is the EPA asking…

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Pruitt Confident WOTUS Won’t Take Effect in Remaining Year of Obama Administration

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s voicing confidence that a federal court stay will prevent the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule from being enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency during the year remaining in the Obama administratio…

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Scientists Challenge EPA Franking Report

The EPA finds itself at odds with the Science Advisory Board regarding a report the agency released last summer stating that fracking does not lead to nor create widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.
The board is comprised of scien…

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Congressman Mullin Pushes Fight With EPA Over Water Rules

Newly-re-elected 2nd District U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R) is intent on making sure Oklahomans voice opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ‘Waters of the United States’ Clean Water Act rule.
He spoke to two groups la…

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EPA Targeted by U.S. House

Whether it will be an act of futility, the House intends to soon take up some bills aimed at controlling the Environmental Protection Agency and Oklahoma’s congressional delegation will be a part of it.
In a week, the state’s representatives will be v…

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Hyundia and Kia Fined—-You Driving One?

In all liklihood, some of the 1.2 million vehicles that led to a $100 million civil penalty against Hyundai and Kia are being driven by Oklahomans. And, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, they’re helping emit 4.75 million metric tons of…

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