Oklahoma Bar Association Investigating Complaint Against Scott Pruitt

The Oklahoma Bar Association is investigating a complaint filed by a University of Oklahoma law school professor against former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, according to a report by The Tulsa World. The complaint alleges the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator violated bar association rules by lying under oath during his January confirmation hearing. …

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Oil and Gas Association Applauds President’s Rewrite of Clean Power Plan

State leaders in Oklahoma aren’t the only ones applauding this week’s action by President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to reverse the Obama Clean Power Plan. So are energy industry leaders. “The Trump administration’s executive order sends a signal that his federal agencies will put American energy production first with sensible regulations and best …

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Impact of Clean Power Plan Rewrite in Oklahoma—-Welcome News

President Trump’s decision this week to sign an executive order to roll back the controversial Obama Clean Power Plan was welcome news at the Oklahoma Energy Office. “We’re glad to see a pull back from obviously what the Obama administration had proposed,” said Tyler Powell, Deputy Secretary of the Environment. “We’ve always questioned the authority …

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Roaring Start for Newfield with Record Oil Well in STACK

Houston-based Newfield Exploration Company is reporting its largest well ever in Oklahoma’s STACK, hitting a well that’s producing more than 2,900 barrels of oil a day. The Burgess well with 4,859 feet of lateral length is located in Kingfisher County and achieved a 24-hour flow rate of 2,931 BOEPD including 69 percent oil. Its 20-day …

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Accusations Fly Between Scientists on Climate Change as They Testified Before Congress

Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas and others on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology might have actually enjoyed the hearing they held Wednesday on climate change and scientific methods of studying whether it’s truly being caused by man. With a panel of four scientists, some who profess man is causing climate change and …

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Total Makes ‘Total’ Energy Commitment in Texas to Tune of $1.7 billion

The French energy company Total announced this week plans to invest $1.7 billion in energy projects in Texas. The company plans to partner with chemical companies Borealis and Nova to build two new units on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Company leaders admit they’re trying to take advantage of cheap shale gas in the U.S. and …

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Pennsylvania Learns from Oklahoma’s Earthquakes and Disposal Wells

The state of Pennsylvania’s taking a cue from Oklahoma when it comes to disposal wells and earthquakes. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection gave approval recently to two new disposal wells to handle oil and gas production wastewater. But—-there’s always a but—-the operators have to install seismic monitors and operate the wells at lower pressure. …

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Pipeline Energy Expo to Begin Tuesday in Tulsa

The 9th annual Pipeline Energy Expo is set to begin Tuesday in Tulsa and nearly 1,000 pipeline professionals from around the world are expected on hand. The Pennwell Corporation’s Pipeline Energy Expo, to be held April 4-6 will be at the Cox business Center. It will begin with a networking cocktail reception Tuesday evening and …

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Trump Signs Executive Order Changing Course on Obama’s Clean Power Plan

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday afternoon aimed to roll back the Obama Administration’s key climate policies. With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency serving as a backdrop for signing the order, the President was surrounded by coal industry workers and government officials including EPA Director, Scott Pruitt. By issuing the executive order, Trump …

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Sierra Club’s Oklahoma Chapter Comments on Trump’s Recent Executive Order

The ink was hardly dry following President Trump’s signature on the highly-anticipated climate change executive order on Tuesday when a local chapter of a national grassroots environmental organization spoke out against the Commander-in-Chief’s actions. “Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are, sadly, doing what they have always done: making their friends in oil and gas …

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