Democrats Want EPA Guided by Science—–Attack Pruitt’s Reputation

If Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt doesn’t know it by now that Democrats will go after him during his confirmation hearing Wednesday morning to run the EPA, then he’s not been paying attention. Democrats on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee made it clear last week, they stand with some scientists who say …

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Alliance Report says Further Rejection of Pipelines Will Reduce Electricity Generation

  The Houston, Texas based Consumer Energy Alliance says that rejecting pipeline infrastructure in the U.S. could remove nearly a third of the nation’s electricity generation capacity in 13 years. The report is titled  “Families, Communities and Finances: The Consequences of Denying Critical Pipeline Infrastructure.” It predicts Oklahoma and Texas and other states that make …

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Pruitt Has a History of Taking Campaign Money from Corporations and Helping Them

The allegations by environmentalists and opponents of Scott Pruitt becoming chief of the Environmental Protection Agency are not the first to be raised about Pruitt receiving campaign money from friendly industries. Environmentalists and the New York Times noted this week that Pruitt received campaign money from the poultry industry as he attempted to ease state …

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Sierra Club Steps up Pressure to Fight Pruitt’s Nomination as EPA Chief

Environmentalists and their organizations are making a stronger push to stop the U.S. Senate confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to become the new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency. Ever since Pruitt was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump, the Sierra Club has been among the most vocal opponents. In one of its most …

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NY Times Describes Pruitt as Putting Cooperation Before Confrontation

  As Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt prepares for what U.S. Sen. James Lankford says could be the “wildest” of confirmation hearings this week, Pruitt came under review of the New York Times. In its Sunday edition, the paper noted how Pruitt took over as Oklahoma Attorney General and immediately stopped efforts to punish the …

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Anadarko Petroleum Dumps $2 billion in Eagleford Shale Assets

Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum has sold its Eagleford Shale assets in South Texas for nearly $2.3 billion to Sanchez Energy Corporation and Blackstone Group LP. It means the company is saying goodbye to exploration in the Eagle Ford .At one time, the Eagle Ford was one of the biggest producing shale areas in Texas. Under terms …

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$600 million Public Offering by Tulsa’s WPX Energy

Tulsa-based WPX Energy has announced a public offering of 45,000,000 shares of common stock for nearly $600.8 million. At the same time, the company has announced it’s moving ahead with the purchase of 120,000 acres in the Delaware Basin in west Texas. The purchase includes 23 producing wells. The company said Friday it has granted …

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North Dakota Landowners Say Pipeline Owners Lied to Them

The pipeline company that’s in a fight not only with Native American protesters in North Dakota as well as the federal government, now finds itself in a $4 million legal battle with landowners. Dakota Access Pipeline, owned by a Dallas-based company was sued in federal court by a dozen families. They accused the firm of …

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Samson Resources Proposes Amended Chapter 11

Tulsa-based Samson Resources was scheduled to be in court Thursday as part of an amended Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan with creditors. It came more than a year after the oil and gas producer filed a $4 billion bankruptcy. The latest hearing was part of a proposed global settlement with the company’s first-lien lenders. At the …

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ONEOK Decides to Fight $732,000 Fine over 2008 Fire in Kansas

  Tulsa-based ONEOK has gone to court in Washington, D.C. appealing a $732,000 fine from a 2008 fire at its operations in Bushton, Kansas. The company is asking the D.C. Circuit to review the actions taken last fall by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. As OK Energy Today reported …

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