Oklahoma’s Wind Generation up to 18 Percent of State’s Electricity

The federal government says Iowa became the first state in 2015 to provide more than 30 percent of its electricity generation from wind. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Iowa’s wind farms generated more than 31 percent of all gener…

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Oklahoma’s 2015 Oil Production 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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Oklahoma Economic Report Details Impact of Energy Slump

Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller is out with his latest Oklahoma Economic Report detailing how the energy slump continues to hurt the state’s economy. As Miller announced earlier, the monthly gross receipts to the Treasury in January took thei…

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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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