Rep. Mullin labels Biden’s executive orders “disastrous agenda”

  Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin vows to keep fighting President Biden’s executive orders attacking American energy calling them a “disastrous agenda.” In a column entitled  “American Energy Produces Global Stabilization,” the Republican Representative wrote, “By threatening our energy security, President Biden has failed to understand one major premise: American energy produces global stabilization.” Click here …

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Utility bailout plan faces criticism

  More transparency. It’s what some citizen advocacy groups are calling for in the wake of a plan announced by Oklahoma leaders to help utilities avoid passing nearly $4.5 billion in debt from the February winter storm onto the backs of consumers. As the Enid News & Eagle reported, leaders of VOICE which is a …

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Native Americans in New Mexico want more restrictions on oil and gas leasing

  A renewed call for a continued crackdown on federal oil and gas leasing near Native American religious and historic sites came out of a gathering this week of environmentalists and Native American activists in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They expressed particular concern about the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico reported the …

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Boil order lifted in Oklahoma’s Osage County

From the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality: The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has advised the Osage Co. RWD #21, located in Osage County, to inform users of its drinking water to use water that has been brought to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute, bottled water, or water from another …

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Inhofe votes against White House environmental nominee

  The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Brenda Mallory to run the White House Council on Environmental Quality but did so without the support of Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe. In a statement following the 53-45 vote, the Senator said Mallory was chosen to carry out what he called the “far-left agenda of …

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Sen. Inhofe urges more support for Highway Trust Fund

  Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe urged the support of highway user fees in order to finance the nation’s Highway Trust Fund. “I also think the fact that we are now looking at something on the electric vehicles, paying their fair share, I just rejoice that people are talking about that now and it is …

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Big gains for crude oil leaves prices above $63

  Crude oil prices made better gains in Wednesday’s trading as global US benchmark prices settled above $63. Prices soared nearly 5% following an International Energy Agency report and word about U.S. inventory data raised optimism about resumption of demand for fuel. West Texas Intermediate for May delivery crude rose $2.97 to $63.15 a barrel …

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First of three new PSO wind farms begins commercial operation

  Sundance, the first of three new Oklahoma wind farms that will provide clean energy to Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) customers, is now in service. The 199-megawatt (MW) Sundance project is located northwest of Aline in Woods County, and is part of the 1,485-MW North Central Energy Facilities (NCEF), from which PSO customers …

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Gasoline prices hold steady at $2.63 in Oklahoma

  Oklahoma gasoline prices held steady in the past week staying at $2.63 a gallon average, the same price as a week ago, but three cents lower than a month ago. AAA reported the statewide average compared to the national average of $2.86 a gallon. Oklahoma City prices averaged $2.56, down three cents in the …

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Produced water injection plan draws challenges in Wyoming

  A state-approved plan to injection “produced” water into a Wyoming aquifer has been challenged by conservation groups who claim the project fails to meet Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. A report by WyoFile indicated the challenge was made by the Powder River Basin Resource Council, Wyoming Outdoor Council and Natural Resources Defense Council. They …

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