Second Oklahoma Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto Over Roundup Weed Killer

An attorney who publicly released internal emails from Monsanto about its alleged cancer-causing weedkillers is in trouble with a California judge. The attorney is one of those who sued Monsanto over its Roundup herbicide, the same herbicide that is at the center of two¬†Oklahoma City federal court lawsuits. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ordered attorney …

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Government Does Away With Obama-Era Coal Royalty Rules

Another Obama-era energy-related rule has been scrapped by the Trump administration. This time, it is a rule on coal royalties, one that coal and mining companies had opposed, calling it costly and burdensome. The Interior Department did away with the royalty valuation rule but the elimination won’t be effective until Sept. 6 because of the …

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Former Green Party Candidate Takes Plea Deal Over Dakota Access Pipeline Vandalism

Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein won’t have to spend time in jail for her protest nearly a year ago of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. North Dakota Judge Gail Hagerty accepted a plea deal sparing Stein from serving time behind bars. She pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and in …

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Economic Study of Air Bases in Oklahoma to be Released Monday

The state’s preparing to release an Oklahoma Aviation and Aerospace Economic Impact Study on Monday. The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission will release the report Aug. 14 during a 2 p.m. news conference at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Gov. Mary Fallin will be joined by Transportation Secretary Mike Patterson, Adjutant general Brigadier Gen. Louis …

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Price Gouging Statute Declared in NE Oklahoma Following Storms

Following last weekend’s tornadoes and floods that hit northeast Oklahoma, State Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the implementation of the Emergency Price Stabilization Act in effect for Mayes, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner counties. His move aimed against price gouging followed a state of emergency declared Wednesday by Gov. Mary Fallin. It targets those who want …

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More STACK Wells Reported by Continental Resources

Harold Hamm can’t stop smiling no doubt as his Continental Resources continues to drill well after well in Oklahoma’s STACK, and find success. With 171,000 acres of leasehold in Oklahoma’s STACK, Hamm’s Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources has brought in four more wells. While they are nothing like the Verona drilled last year with 3,300 Boed …

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Campaign Underway for Rep. Osborn’s Run for Labor Commissioner

In making her announcement of being a candidate for State Labor Commissioner, Mustang Rep. Leslie Osborn told supporters the state has serious challenges. At the same time, she said the Labor Commissioner has an important role in “building a better and stronger Oklahoma by championing people, jobs and businesses.” The Republican legislator was a small …

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filed by Knight Energy Holdings

The downturn in the oil and gas industry has caught up Louisiana-based Knight Energy Holdings LLC. The company¬†filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week showing it has nearly $200 million in secured debt and another $10 million in unsecured debt. Knight Energy is an oil and gas tool rental company whose leaders say they have …

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Cabot Turns the Tables on Pennsylvania Man in Pollution Lawsuit

Houston-based Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. has turned the tables on a Pennsylvania man who filed suit claiming the gas driller had polluted residential water wells in Pennsylvania. Cabot, one of the largest natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania went to court this week and filed a $5 million lawsuit against Ray Kemble and his lawyers …

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Owner Changes Mind…..Will Continue Operation of Largest Coal-Fired plant in Western U.S.

A change of heart by operators of the largest coal-fired power plant in the western U.S. Co-owners of the Colstrip Generating Station in southeastern Montana now say they will continue running the 2,100-megawatt plant for the foreseeable future. Last year, officials at Talen Energy based in Pennsylvania indicated that a new operator would be needed …

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