Senator’s Oklahoma recess tour involved some energy companies


During the latest congressional recess, U.S. Sen. Markwayne Mullin spent some time visiting with two energy focused groups.

One was the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives which serves more than 523,000 Oklahomans across all 77 counties.

“In the Senate, I’m committed to working with the OAEC to support reliable, affordable all-of-the-above energy solutions to heat our homes and power our economy,” stated the Senator in his latest newsletter.

“It was great to sit down with OAEC CEO  Chris Meyers and dozens of co-op members in Oklahoma City to discuss a proposed EPA power plant rule that threatens grid reliability, supply chain issues, and permitting reform.”

Sen. Mullin also paid a visit with executives and leaders behind USA Rare Earth which chose Stillwater to develop a new $100 million metal and magnet manufacturing facility.

He met with Steve Ridge, Head of Engineering and Technology, Bob Fredette, Director of Magnet Operations,Lisa Brownell, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, and Aaron Williams, Senior Process Engineer. The Senator also was given a tour of phase one of the facility construction.


Sen. Mullin said USA Rare Earth is taking advantage of Oklahoma’s unique business, labor, and operating environment to support our military and power electric vehicles, wind turbines, and smart phones.