Senate Report by Inhofe Includes Attack on EPA and Fond Comments for a Retired Adversary

They might have been at odds when it came to politics and the environment, but Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe offered fond comments about former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in a report on accomplishments of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. It was a report for the EPW committee in the 114th congress, a …

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NY Times Under Fire over Perry Story—-Accused of Fake News

A New York Times story this week that former Texas Governor Rick Perry knew little about the Energy Department before he was nominated to become the U.S. Energy Secretary resulted in other publications calling it “fake” news. Among those making the claim of fake news is the Daily Caller. The journalism organization took on  New …

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Report Shows Big Increase in Internet Availability for Oklahoma Schools

A new report shows 91 percent of Oklahoma school districts now meet a minimum Internet connectivity goal of 100 kbps per student, an increase from 85 percent at this time as reported a year ago. The EducationSuperHighway’s annual “State of the States” report on K-12 broadband connectivity also showed 204,216 Oklahoma students gained access to …

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Rep. Lucas Says Pruitt Will Undo “Silly” EPA Rules of Obama Administration

Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas says the two hours of testimony he watched Wednesday of Scott Pruitt’s EPA confirmation hearing were the best two hours he’s seen on TV in a long time. He came away impressed with how Pruitt handled himself under what Lucas called “some vicious attacks by Democrats.” “He’s clearly qualified to …

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Perry’s Mea Culpa—–He Regrets Once Calling for Abolishing Energy Department

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry might have learned something from watching the confirmation hearings of other Trump nominees, especially that of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Opening his hearing to become the Energy Secretary in the Donald Trump administration, Perry immediately said he regretted something he said 5 years ago.  That was when he said …

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Oklahoma Gasoline Prices Down Slightly from New Year’s Day

Heading into a rainy weekend, Oklahoma drivers know they have some of the lowest-priced gasoline in the country. AAA Oklahoma reports the state’s gasoline price average this week is $2.15 a gallon, down a penny since New Year’s Day. That’s still four cents higher than the lowest-priced gasoline in the nation which is in South …

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Bernie Sanders Declares Scott Pruitt Won’t get his Vote to be EPA Chief

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt knows for sure he will not get the vote of at least one Democratic Senator who sits on the U.S. Environment and Public Works committee. “If that’s the kind of EPA administrator you will be, you’re not gonna get my vote,” declared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) at the conclusion of …

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Former California Attorney General Takes on Pruitt in Confirmation Hearing

When Attorney General Scott Pruitt went before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday, one of the Democrats who went toe-to-toe with him is former California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Her line of questioning came after Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth raised questions when Pruitt would work to protect not only the environment …

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Pruitt Faced Protesters and Democrats in his Confirmation Hearing

    The shouting protester might not have been the worst of it for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as he faced a Senate confirmation hearing to become the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. It could have been the constant barrage of pointed and accusatory questions from Democrats who sit on the Senate …

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Democrats Tried Their Best to Target Pruitt as EPA Chief

If Attorney General Scott Pruitt gets any support from Democrats on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, it’ll be like a snowball’s chance in—–well, you get the point. One after another in Wednesday’s confirmation hearing for Pruitt to take over as chief administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency tried to pin Pruitt against …

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