Pruitt ‘right person to fix EPA’?

  Count Justin Haskins as a supporter of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency under the new Donald Trump administration. Haskins happens to be Executive Editor of the Chicago-based Heartland Institute and calls Pruitt “the right person to fix broken EPA.” Writing in the Sunday edition of The …

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Key Energy Emerges From Bankruptcy

  Another energy company that filed Chapter 11 has emerged from bankruptcy. Houston-based Key Energy made the announcement, stating that it was also relisting on the New York Stock Exchange after eliminating $694 million of its long-term debt in the reorganization. It also shed more than $45 million of annual interest expense going forward, according …

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Corbett to Chesapeake Board of Directors

Chesapeake Energy has added Luke R. Corbett to its Board of Directors. The Oklahoma City-based company said the appointment was effective Dec. 14 and Corbett will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee. Corbett will also stand for re-election at the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders …

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State Ag Secretary Says Pruitt’s a Good Pick to be EPA Chief

Add Oklahoma Agriculture Secretary Jim Reese to the list of those supporting Donald Trump’s nomination of Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next leader of the Environmental Protection Agency. Reese issued a statement this week saying the ultra-green environmental groups won’t get the Armageddon they predict “It won’t be Armageddon, but a major dust …

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Senators Targeted to Block Pruitt’s EPA Nomination

Donald Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General  Scott Pruitt promises to be one of the more controversial confirmation hearings in his new administration and opponents have already laid out their plans. For instance, the Sierra Club has started a five-figure, online ad campaign in a bid to convince seven Republican and three moderate Democratic Senators …

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Smithsonian Magazine Targeted by Greens

Environmentalists aren’t just critical of oil and gas and coal operations in Oklahoma and across the country, but now one group has targeted Smithsonian magazine. It’s considered one of the nicest slick-magazine productions in the country. But Green America contends Smithsonian’s 19 million magazines produced a year should be printed on recycled paper, a move …

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GM Beats Tesla in Delivery of Electric Car to California Customers

American automaker General Motors has won the sprint with Tesla in the competition to roll out the latest version of an electric vehicle to the general public. GM announced Tuesday it delivered its first group of Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars to three customers in Fremont, California – the same city where Elon Musk’s rival …

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Don Nickles Backs Pruitt as Next EPA Administrator

Former U.S. Senator Don Nickles of Oklahoma said Monday that he thinks Attorney General Scott Pruitt will do a “great job” as chief administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a published report in the Tulsa World. Nickles also predicted Pruitt’s confirmation will not be an “easy process,” according to the report. “Talk …

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Former Kerr-McGee Exec to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Leadership Oklahoma

Alva native Tom McDaniel will receive the 2017 Leadership Oklahoma Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s annual Excellence in Leadership Gala to be held at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa on Saturday, April 1, 2017. “Each year, Leadership Oklahoma recognizes the outstanding contributions of Oklahoma corporate and individual leaders for their commitment and service …

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Bribery Fight Takes Another Step at Supreme Court Level

The fight over a 1989 bribed Corporation Commission vote took another step late Friday as ATT filed a motion with the State Supreme Court to suppress some 4,000 pages of documents that detail the bribe by a late Southwestern Bell Telephone company attorney of a sitting Corporation Commissioner and of corporation commission staff. ATT filed …

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