Category: EPA

President’s EPA and Oil Tax Plans—-D.O.A. on Capitol Hill Says Sen. Inhofe

Calling it a “power grab,” U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe also says the President’s budget proposal to increase funding for loans and grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and removing some from states won’t happen.,
“Don’t worry about it,” he…

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EPA Dodges $40 million Wyoming Lawsuit

A federal judge in Wyoming agreed this week that the former owners of a chemical and environmental analysis company took too long to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over an armed raid that occurred in 2007. The judge tossed the $40 million…

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Inhofe Challenges President’s Water Budget Proposal

President Obama’s budget proposal to increase funding for loans and grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is running into criticism and opposition by Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe.
As chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Wor…

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Greens Sue EPA over Oil Refinery Loopholes

Greens have gone to court, suing the Environmental Protection Agency in a challenge of the EPA’s regulatory loopholes on oil refinery emissions that they contend expose communities to unnecessary levels of cancer-causing pollution. Represented by Earth…

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North Dakota Joins Fight Against EPA Clean Power Plan

North Dakota has joined Oklahoma and several other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing its controversial Clean Power Plan.
The state’s Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem contends if the plan…

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Lankford says President’s Re-interpretation of Old Law Demands Supreme Court Ruling

One member of Congress who supports the U.S. Supreme Court challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is U.S. Senator James Lankford.
“When I look at the Clean Power Plan, this is the administration looking back at a 40-year o…

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Democrats Charge Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Could Happen in Oklahoma Because of GOP Leaders

Could a Flint, Michigan water incident happen in Oklahoma? J-D Strong, director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board certainly hopes it couldn’t, based on the trust he has in the Board employees and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

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Appeals Court Sides with EPA in Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled against Oklahoma and two dozen other states who filed suit challenging the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. The three-judge panel ruled this week that it would stop stop the imple…

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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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