Tulsa’s Golden Driller Statute Started Out Anything But a Driller

Tulsa is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Tulsa Golden Driller, the 76-foot tall, 22-ton statue, one of the tallest in the U.S. While the statue of the driller with his right arm resting on an oil derrick is considered to be one of the most pho…

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Sen. Lankford Says He Still Doesn’t Trust Iran in Nuclear Agreement

In a speech this week to the U.S. Senate, Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Lankford pointed out world-wide terrorism involves the oil and gas industry—and that the controversial nuclear deal the Obama administration made with Iran directly affects Oklahom…

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Corporation Commission Hands Win to Residential Solar Customers of OGE

Solar rooftop users in Oklahoma are celebrating after the Oklahoma Corporation Commission voted 3-0 this week against an Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company plan that opponents argued would be unfair to solar customers.
“The commission’s order fin…

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Corporation Commission Hands Win to Residential Solar Customers of OGE

Solar rooftop users in Oklahoma are celebrating after the Oklahoma Corporation Commission voted 3-0 this week against an Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company plan that opponents argued would be unfair to solar customers.
“The commission’s order finds a l…

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Gross Production Taxes on Oklahoma Oil Shrinks to $600,000 in March

For the first time since July of 2015, general revenue fund collections for March exceeded the state’s estimate, according to the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services. It was the first bit of good news in the past year since stat…

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EPA Hauled Into Court Over Lack of Airline Emissions Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency continues to find itself hauled into court, whether it’s over the Clean Power Plan or the Waters of the U.S. Rule. Now it’s been sued by two environmental groups and accused of acting too slowly on airline emis…

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New Transparency Law Will Give Open Look at Federal Environmental Money in Oklahoma

One of the bills signed into law this week by Governor Mary Fallin will allow Oklahomans to see how federal environmental money is being spent in Oklahoma, whether it’s EPA funds into the Department of Environmental Quality or federal money into the St…

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Sen. Inhofe on Obama’s Paris Climate Pledge—-Pipe Dreams and Empty Promises

While the leaders of nearly 200 nations will gather later this month in New York City to sign the Paris climate agreement pushed by President Obama, Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe says it will be nothing but a pipe dream from the Obama administration…

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Lankford Moves to End 37-year old “Temporary” Airport Assistance Program

Stating it’s no longer essential and should be eliminated, Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Lankford has introduced an amendment to the Federal Aviaton Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016 to do away with the program called the Department of Transport…

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Governor Fallin Joins Effort to Keep Williams Cos. in Tulsa

While a new lawsuit has been filed in the controversial merger of Tulsa-based Williams Companies with Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity LP, governor Mary Fallin is becoming involved in the issue.
She intends to travel to New York on Friday to try an…

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