Jury Awards $21 million to Missouri Woman Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

A Joplin, Missouri ball bearings manufacturer, FAG Bearings, has been ordered to pay nearly $21 million to a 27 year old woman left with permanent disabilities after being exposed to a toxic chemical.
A federal jury in Springfield reached the $20.6 mi…

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Federal Agency Fights Judge’s Ruling Against Fracking Rules

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is attempting to convince the Denver federal appeals court to overturn a decision that brought the agency’s fracking rules to a screeching halt last year in Wyoming.
It is the case where the states of Colorado, Wyomi…

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Storm Aid Denied Again by FEMA to 9 Eastern Oklahoma Counties

The Federal government has again denied aid to nine eastern Oklahoma counties hit hard by flooding and a winter storm that started the day after Christmas last year. Governor Mary Fallin received the notification this week from Federal Emergency Manage…

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ETE—Significant Reduction of Oklahoma Operations once Merger is Completed with Williams Cos.

It was an item buried on page 20 of an amended S-4 form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that rocked Tulsa and state leaders this week. If and when the merger between Williams Cos. and Energy Exchange Equity of Dallas, Texas is complet…

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Tulsa Mayor Ready to Fight to Keep Williams Cos. in Tulsa

“Stunned.” It’s what Tulsa mayor Dewey Bartlett said this week after learning that the Williams Cos. headquarters will likely be gutted once its merger is completed with Energy Transfer Equity of Dallas, Texas. And he appears ready for a fight to keep…

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Sen. Lankford—-Exceptionally Disappointed—-Over Possible Loss of Williams Cos. Jobs

The news that Energy Transfer Equity plans to move corporate headquarters to Dallas once its merger with Tulsa-based Williams Cos. is completed wasn’t well received by U.S. Senator James Lankford on Thursday.
“I’m exceptionally disappointed in Energy …

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Williams Cos. Gutted if Energy Transfer Merger is Completed

Energy Transfer Corp. filed an Amended Form S-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that reveals Williams Cos. operations in Tulsa and Oklahoma City will be “significantly reduced” if the proposed merger between Williams and Energy Transfe…

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Oil Futures End Below $40 a Barrel

Oil futures ended below $40 a barrel on Wednesday after U.S. government data revealed a sixth straight weekly climb in crude supplies that was about three times higher than the market expected.
Gasoline supplies dropped and demand remained strong, hin…

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Sen. Inhofe to Lead Budget Hearing into Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and others on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing April 6 into the President’s proposed 2017 budget for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
It will begin at 9 a.m. Oklahoma time as Sen. Inh…

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Stillwater to Get Nonstop Air Service to DFW

For the first time since 1984, the Stillwater Regional Airport will get scheduled passenger airline service beginning this summer. New nonstop flights from Stillwater to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport will begin Aug. 23, according to an announc…

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