March 15, 2021 archive

Hearing to focus on US transportation

  As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford will take part Tuesday in a hearing to research and develop America’s transportation technologies. Another focus of the hearing will be to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign supply chains. Democrats leading the hearing also want to focus on …

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Inhofe others urge removal of National Guard soldiers and the fence

  The Biden administration’s decisions to kill the Keystone XL pipeline and freeze new drilling permits on federal lands aren’t the only issues fought by Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and others in Washington. He led Republicans in recently voicing fresh concerns about the presence of thousands of National Guard troops and the prison-like fencing …

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Wynnewood Refinery’s Supreme Court challenge to be heard April 27

  The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear appeals on April 27 on the ruling against Oklahoma’s Wynnewood refinery in a fight over mandated biofuels production. The case involves the 2020 ruling by the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver which upheld the mandates against small refineries that had obtained waivers. The Wynnewood Refining …

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New Mexico coal-fired power plant to limit operations in 2023

  The owners of the Four Corners Generation Station in New Mexico announced they intend to begin limiting operations in 2023. The coal-powered station will shut down one of its two generators for seven months each year starting in the fall of 2023 reported the Associated Press. Click here for AP story.

Bill blocking natural gas bans could become law in Iowa

  Iowa appears to be closer to a possible law stopping cities and counties from regulating the sale of natural gas and propane and banning it. The Energy News Network reported the sponsor of the bill, Republican Sen. Jascon Schultz believes it will make it to the governor after it received support in committees in …

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Ferra Aerospace to grow workforce in Grove, Okla.

  Ferra Aerospace, a global aerospace company headquartered in Australia, announced plans to add 25 employees to the workforce at its Grove, Okla., facility. The additional jobs allow the company to participate in the Oklahoma Small Employer Quality Jobs program, an incentive available to qualifying small employers paying at least 110% of the average county …

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