Governor Says GE’s Departure in Connecticut Shows Need for Lower Taxes

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is trying to showcase General Electric’s departure from the state of Connecitcut over taxes as the reason she has worked to lower taxes in Oklahoma.
GE, the company in the midst of constructing an energy research site in …

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House Joins Senate in Challenging WOTUS

Under the leadership of Republicans, the U.S. House voted Wednesday to challenge the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency’s challenged Waters of the U.S. Rule.
By a vote of 253-166, with the support of Oklahoma Representa…

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Comparing Oil Eras

The last time oil prices dropped below $30 a barrel was years ago. And the last time oil was in the 20s was Dec. 1, 2003 when gasoline was being pumped for what was then a record amount of $1.52 a gallon.
U.S. oil production at the time was 5.7 …

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Split Decision for Crude Prices on Wednesday

Strange split for crude prices on Wednesday. February West Texas Intermediate crude added four cents to settle at $30.48 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. February Brent crude lost 55 cents to end trade at $30.31 a barrel on the London ICE …

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Well Fire Outside Chickasha Closes Nearby Highways

Black smoke billowed over the sky near Chickasha late Wednesday afternoon as firefighters battle a blaze on a fracking site owned by Continental Resources. Our partners at KWTV News 9 reported the smoke from the fire closed all lanes at SH 39 and Count…

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Decision Delayed on PSO’s Smart Meter Opt-Out Plan

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission decided Wednesday to take under advisement the recommendation of a Commission Administrative Law Judge that PSO be allowed to charge a one-time fee plus monthly charges to customers who prefer to opt out of the utili…

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Corporation Commission Delays Decision on 25-year old Bribed Vote Case

An attempt to resurrect the controversial 25-year old bribed decision granting a rate hike to ATT by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission took another step Wednesday but no final decision was made as one of the three commissioners was absent for the hea…

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Major Cuts Coming to SandRidge Energy Subsidiary

Due to the low oil and gas prices, SandRidge Energy is closing a substantial portion of its wholly-owned oil field services subsidiary, Lariat Services. The move will push 226 employees out of the door. That’s about 87 percent of the current 260 member…

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Governor Approves Transfer of Emergency Funds for Flood Repairs

Governor Mary Fallin has approved the transfer of $1.8 million from the state’s emergency fund so Oklahoma can qualify for federal funds needed to repair flood control structures damaged in the past year.
“These structures are absolutely vital to prot…

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Inhofe Polls States on EPA Mandates

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chaired by Sen. Jim Inhofe is asking for the feedback of states on just how good of a job the Environmental Protection Agency is doing with regards to its regulatory programs. And is the EPA …

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