Appeals Court Rules Against Sierra Club in Lawsuit Against OGE

The Sierra Club indicates it might appeal a Denver Federal Appeals court decision striking down the club’s lawsuit challenging Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s changes to its coal-fired power plant in Muskogee in 2008. The club contended the changes were il…

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Facebook Censors Stories About How Badly a Fracking Lawsuit was Going

For telling the truth about how badly a fracking-lawsuit is going in Pennsylvania, a FrackNation writer’s stories were suspended over the weekend by Facebook.
Facebook offered no explanation according to a report by Breitbart.
The Dimock Water story…

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Wastewater Spill Occurs Near Medford

A cleanup continues into a spill of several thousand barrels of wastewater injection fluid into Polecat Creek in Grant County near Medford. The spill by Special Energy Corporation of Stillwater involved about 18,000 barrels according to Matt Skinner, s…

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Attorney General Remains Confident of Lawsuit Against WOTUS

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt remains confident and optimistic about Oklahoma’s lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. Oklahoma is one of more than 30 states that filed suit last year and the …

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Sen. Inhofe Challenges Acting Deputy Administrator of EPA

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe is using his position as chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to question the legal authority for Albert Stanley Meiburg to be serving as acting deputy administrator of the Environmental Prote…

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Meeting Cancelled by DEQ and State Air Group

Cancelled—-Wednesday’s meeting of the State Department of Environmental Quality with the Oklahoma chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association.
Tim Seidel, manager of the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Ponca City had been scheduled to make a pr…

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Rep. Russell Says White House Might Support his Natural Gas Plan with China

Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell (R) has hit upon an idea that he says President Obama’s trade team appears to support—-one of exporting U.S. natural gas to China in exchange for Chinese bond debt.
“What they don’t have is an abundance of natural …

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Packed Church for Aubrey McClendon’s Memorial Service

Hundreds were on hand this week for the funeral of Oklahoma energy leader Aubrey McClendon. Among those who spoke during the Monday morning services were Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and former Gov. Frank Keating.
“I don’t think I ever walked away…

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FERC Upholds Rejection of EDF Renewable Energy in North Dakota

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says a regional grid operator in North Dakota was legally right to remove a wind farm developed by an EDF Renewable Energy subsidiary from the power grid.
FERC stood behind the decision that Midcontinent …

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Biodiesel Scheme Nets Texas Man 10 Years in Prison

Ten years in federal prison and more than $87 million in restitution. It’s the punishment for a Texas man, Philip Joseph Rivkin, after he pleaded guilty to a massive biodiesel credits scheme in the federal renewable fuel program. He was also ordered t…

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