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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Earthquake Protesters Want Legislators to Listen

Nearly 100 protesters gathered Tuesday at the State Capitol for an “Earth (Quake) Rally” sponsored by the Sierra Club and other activists fighting for more regulations on the oil and gas industry to stop the plague of earthquakes in the state.
They he…

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SandRidge Energy Added to Earthquake Lawsuit by Sierra Club

While the Oklahoma Sierra Club was preparing for an “Earth (Quake) Day” protest at the state capitol, its attorneys with Public Justice based in Washington, D.C. were filing an amended lawsuit naming SandRidge Energy as another defendant accused …

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Marathon Dumps Nearly $1 billion More in Assets

Houston-based Marathon Oil Corporation has sold nearly $1 billion of its assets in a recent deal involving its Wyoming upstream and midstream assets. Makes a total of $1.3 billion in assets the company has unloaded since August.
Marathon did not…

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What Chesapeake Did to Get $4 billion in Credit Line

In order to get a new $4 billion line of credit this week, executives at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corporation nearly had to sell their souls. What they did was to put up nearly all of the company’s natural gas fields to reach an agre…

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Anti-Coal Environmentalists Protest Electrical Rate Hike in Santa Fe

Anti-coal protesters are making their voices heard in New Mexico where they are fighting a nearly 16 percent electrical rate hike requested by the state’s largest utility, Public Service Company.
Nearly 50 gathered this week outside the government bui…

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Crafty Oil Thieves in Mexico

It’s not just drug lords you have to worry about in Mexico, but ingenious oil thieves too. In central Mexico, police have discovered just how crafty the thieves were as they tapped into government oil pipelines. They built a camouflage truck to …

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