StateImpact http://publicradiotulsa.org en Source Eludes Investigators as Another Fish-Kill is Reported on Salt Fork River http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/source-eludes-investigators-another-fish-kill-reported-salt-fork-river <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/W5mIXFSn8E0" height="349" width="620" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe><p>A late-August fish-kill is the second die-off reported in the span of a month on the Salt Fork River in north-central Oklahoma.<p>Authorities were investigating the most recent fish-kill, reported on Aug. 25, as an analysis on water samples taken during the <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/08/07/third-salt-fork-river-fish-kill-in-three-years-fits-mysterious-pattern/">July fish-kill</a> was returned from the state laboratory. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:33:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 65908 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Duncan Eyes More Severe Water Restrictions Despite Weakening Drought http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/duncan-eyes-more-severe-water-restrictions-despite-weakening-drought <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jstephenconn/4220508062/in/photolist-7qXd1o-81Kuwf-5EEVQD-5ajAEu-9UzfP1-9MyRph-7fmMBc-58DhHE-7fsbCa-8ys2YZ-6637h4-5oZgnt-583Grk-6brLh8-4VVr2W-7XE7QM-8ogDAZ-7fsbKD-7fvXzN-7fs6Ua-5M8msS-4MrpRk-5M67de-8uqjV1-4Um3ag-9tiZH1-9aq4WY-7fw4S1-7efy8L-9nRxfJ-5eWnAy-5eWkeY-5eWmnE-92wPXv-cPWFkS-7fw3XJ-cPWFew-59sPX3-7fs5pz-7ebxYK-9MgRzd-7fvXpA-9CLczt-8zV1Eb-99iKY1-8zQ47Y----"><img class="size-full wp-image-21189" alt="20140828-StephensCountry001_WEB" src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/files/2014/08/20140828-StephensCountry001_WEB.jpg" width="620" height="413" /></ Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:14:00 +0000 Logan Layden 65692 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Duncan Eyes More Severe Water Restrictions Despite Weakening Drought Boom and Gloom: Tourism and Industry Collide Along Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/boom-and-gloom-tourism-and-industry-collide-along-oklahomas-scenic-rivers <div id="attachment_21172" class="wp-caption module image center" style="width: 620px;"><img class="size-full wp-image-21172" alt="Debbie Doss picks up garbage and loose clothing left behind by careless tourists along Lee Creek. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:43:00 +0000 editor 65661 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Boom and Gloom: Tourism and Industry Collide Along Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers Residents File Class-Action Lawsuit to Block Wind Turbines Near Kingfisher http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/residents-file-class-action-lawsuit-block-wind-turbines-near-kingfisher <div class=documentcloud><a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1280448-walker-vs-apex-wind.html">https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1280448-walker-vs-apex-wind.html</a></div><p>Seven landowners filed a class-action lawsuit this week to prevent wind turbines from being built near their homes in Canadian and Kingfisher counties.<p>In the complaint, which is embedded above, the landowners claim that planned wind farm projects controlled by Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy would create a nuisance, devalue their property and adversely affect their health.<!--more--><p><div class="re Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:47:00 +0000 editor 65624 at http://publicradiotulsa.org State Agencies Concerned About Carrying Out EPA's 'Aggressive' Air Pollution Plan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/state-agencies-concerned-about-carrying-out-epas-aggressive-air-pollution-plan <div id="attachment_17927" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-17927" alt="Power lines extend out from the Oklaunion coal-fired power plant near Vernon, Texas." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/files/2014/01/CoalPlantPic-300x199.jpg" width="300" height="199" /> <p class="wp-media-credit">roy.luck / Flickr<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Power lines extend out from the Oklaunion coal-fired power plant near Vernon, Texas.<p></div><p>State environmental and utility regulators on Thursday said it would be a struggle to accomplish carbo Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 65368 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Other States Have Outsized Influence in Oklahoma's Scenic River Protection Policy http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/other-states-have-outsize-influence-oklahomas-scenic-river-protection-policy <div id="attachment_21081" class="wp-caption module image center" style="width: 620px;"><img class="size-full wp-image-21081" alt="Bob Deitrick of Owasso stands along the banks of the Upper Illinois River at the Round Hollow public access point north of Tahlequah, Okla. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:04:00 +0000 editor 65306 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Other States Have Outsized Influence in Oklahoma's Scenic River Protection Policy Injection Well Earthquakes Feel Weaker Than Natural Ones, New Study Suggests http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/injection-well-earthquakes-feel-weaker-natural-ones-new-study-suggests <p dir="ltr">While a growing chorus of scientific research has linked Oklahoma’s recent spike in earthquake activity to <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/topic/earthquakes-2/">oil and gas industry disposal wells</a>, a new study suggests such artificial earthquakes are less intense than naturally occurring temblors.<p><p dir="ltr">The peer-reviewed paper appears in the October 2014 edition of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America and was authored by U.S. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:01:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 65202 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Norman Residents Hear About Possibilities Of Banning Fracking At Public Forum http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/norman-residents-hear-about-possibilities-banning-fracking-public-forum <div id="attachment_21066" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 620px;"><img class="size-full wp-image-21066" alt="Terry Stowers waits to respond during an exchange with David Slottje at the fracking forum at Norman Public Library Aug. 11." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/files/2014/08/20140818-JoyHampton001_WEB.jpg" width="620" height="413" /> <p class="wp-media-credit">Joy Hampton / The Norman Transcript<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Terry Stowers waits to respond during an exchange with David Slottje at the fracking forum at Norman Public Library Aug. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:37:00 +0000 Logan Layden 65129 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Norman Residents Hear About Possibilities Of Banning Fracking At Public Forum Fracking Site Operator Faces Contempt Complaint After Acid Spill http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/fracking-site-operator-faces-contempt-complaint-after-acid-spill <div id="attachment_21051" class="wp-caption module image center" style="width: 620px;"><img class="size-full wp-image-21051" alt="Crews work to contain and clean up 20,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid that spilled near a hydraulic fracturing site near Hennessey, Okla." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/files/2014/08/20140801-frack-spill-pics065_WEB.jpg" width="620" height="413" /> <p class="wp-media-credit">Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Crews work to contain and clean up 20,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid that spilled near a hydraulic fracturing site n Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:53:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 64941 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Fracking Site Operator Faces Contempt Complaint After Acid Spill Flaming Waterways and Death Threats: The History of Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/flaming-waterways-and-death-threats-history-oklahomas-scenic-rivers <div id="attachment_20992" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 620px;"><img class="size-full wp-image-20992" alt="A group of Tulsa bartenders prepare for a day on the Illinois River at Diamondhead Resort near Tahlequah, Okla. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:28:00 +0000 editor 64925 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Flaming Waterways and Death Threats: The History of Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers