Bill to Allow Nighttime Hunting of Wild Pigs Passes House Committee

A bill that would allow night-time hunting of wild pigs in Oklahoma won approval in a state House committee this week.
House bill 1068, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland would allow for nightime hunting and headlight hunting of feral swine on private land, if t…

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Oklahoma’s 2015 Oil Producton Grew before Starting Decline in December

The government says crude oil production was up in 2015 nationwide and in Oklahoma. But production also started showing some declines in December as oil prices continued their plunge, rigs were idled and layoffs started in the oil patch.
The U.S…

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McClendon’s Attorneys Call it “Prosecutorial Overreach”—-Say He’s Innocent

Oklahoma oilman Aubrey McClendon vows to fight the Oklahoma City federal grand jury indictment of bid-rigging returned against him and professes his innocence. In a statement issued Tuesday night, the President of American Energy Partners and former ex…

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Inhofe Seeks GAO Inquiry on Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Data Collection Program

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, sent a letter to the comptroller general of the United States Government Accountability Office seeking data regarding the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s use …

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Aubrey McClendon Indicted—-Feds Accuse him of Bid Rigging

The U.S. Justice Department has indicted Oklahoma oilman Aubrey McClendon, accusing him of conspiring to rig bids for the purchase of oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma. Now CEO of American Energy Partners in Oklahoma City, McClendon was…

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Environmentalists Sue to Block Right to Farm State Question

An environmental group called Save the Illinois River along with an Oklahoma City Democratic lawmaker have filed suit against the state trying to block the statewide vote on State Question 777, the “Right to Farm and Ranch Amendment.”
Rep.Jason Dunnin…

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Eminent Domain is Center of Legal Questions in Creek County

Eminent domain, the procedure commonly used by energy companies in Oklahoma and also one that was featured prominently in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has become a problem for the Creek County Commissioners.
A newly-released audit by State Au…

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Energy Measures Win Support in U.S. House

Four energy-related measures won the support of Oklahoma’s congressmen in the U.S. House this week including one bill promoting more development of nuclear energy.
H.R. 4084, known as the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act targets national eff…

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Chesapeake Paid Up Front Before DOT Started New Interchange at El Reno

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation made sure it received millions up front from financially-struggling Chesapeake Energy in the construction of a new Interstate 40 interchange at El Reno before Chesapeake’s financial situation started down hill…

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AEP Moves to Spin Off two Subsidiaries into Stand-Alones

Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners LP has announced plans to spin off its American Energy-Permian Basin LP and American Energy-Woodford LP into independent and stand-alone companies.
The announcement comes nearly a year after the compa…

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