Judge Throws Out Portion of Subrogation Case Involving Flint Energy Services

A district judge threw out a portion of a case involving Flint Energy Services, ruling a provision of Oklahoma’s 2013 workers’ compensation reform legislation is unconstitutional.
Grady County District Judge Richard Van Dyck ruled Monday that the stat…

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Williams Sues ETE and Billionaire Founder Warren Over Disclosed Stock Deal

Two weeks after Tulsa was stunned by the possible loss of Williams Cos. in its merger with Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity, Williams has filed suit against ETE and its billionaire founder Kelcy Warren over a private stock offering revealed in…

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Lankford Targets President Obama Over Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Lankford wants to hold President Obama accountable on his nuclear agreement with Iran, filing a resolution Wednesday to make sure the President follows through on the commitment to reimpose sanctions if Iran violates the dea…

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Why Some States Sided with EPA in Clean Power Plan Fight

A writer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce analyzed the impact of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the one challenged by Oklahoma and more than two dozen other states and discovered those states fighting the plan will share the brunt of cutting the car…

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State Recycling Law Amended by Governor

One of the bills signed into law Tuesday by Governor Mary Fallin concerns the state’s Recycling and Recycled Materials Procurement Act. HB 2407 was sent to her desk and removes the requirement that the Director of Central Services coordinate certain i…

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Environmental Writer to Speak at UCO

New York Times environmental writer Justin Gillis speaks Thursday during an appearance at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. His topic will be “Hot Times! Into a Warming Word” as he speaks at 2 p.m. in UCO’s Pegasus Theater.
His writing in…

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Federal Government to Block Halliburton Merger with Baker Hughes

The U.S. Justice Department is moving to court in an attempt to block Halliburton Company’s nearly $35 billion purchase of Baker Hughes Inc. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware where the two co…

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Appeals Court Rejects Man Convicted of Wind Farm Scam

The Denver federal appeals court has ruled against a Salt Lake City man convicted of bilking investors out of more than $4 million in a phony wind farm business. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turned down the appeal of Robert Reed of who …

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Phone Giveaway Program Target of US House Hearing Next Week

A U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee plans a hearing next week on a move by some Representatives to rein in the FCC’s controversial Lifeline Program, the one that involved give-a-way cell phones. It’s the program that FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai…

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California Teachers System Wants to Hold Continental Resources Accountable for Methane Emissions

The recent controversial massive gas leak in California that forced the evacuation of thousands of residents is apparently having a spillover effect on one Oklahoma City oil and gas company. After increasing its stake to more than $3 million in s…

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