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12:21 am
Fri January 30, 2015

State Seismologist to WaPo: Oil Industry Has Tried to Influence Earthquake Research

Oklahoma Geological Survey seismologist Austin Holland.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma Geological Survey seismologist Austin Holland.

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2:44 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Climbing Ranks, Oklahoma Now Ranks Fourth in U.S. Wind Power Capacity

A line of wind turbines dot a stormy horizon in Oklahoma.
A line of wind turbines dot a stormy horizon in Oklahoma.

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A line of wind turbines dot a stormy horizon in Oklahoma.

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3:09 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Bills Filed to Stop Local Bans on Oil and Gas Production

Pedestal Oil first proposed drilling at Lake Hefner in 2011, but the plan met stiff opposition from several groups.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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10:05 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Oklahoma Supreme Court to Decide Lawsuit Over Earthquake Near Prague, Okla.

Seismologists say oil and natural gas disposal wells, like this one near Sparks, Okla., are likely triggering earthquakes in Oklahoma.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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3:44 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Drought-Stricken Oklahoma Communities Dealing With Prospect of Dead Lakes

Will Archer, manager of the Mountain Park Master Conservancy District, at the Tom Steed Reservoir dam.

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 10:44 am

Will Archer, manager of the Mountain Park Master Conservancy District, at the Tom Steed Reservoir dam.

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

Will Archer, manager of the Mountain Park Master Conservancy District, at the Tom Steed Reservoir dam.

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12:58 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Norman Voters Approve Higher Water Rates To Fix Outdated, Stinky System

Lake Thunderbird in June 2013

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Lake Thunderbird in June 2013

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11:23 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Oklahoma Earthquake Rate is High, But Holding Steady

A panel of state geological surveys and oil and gas regulators at the National Seismic Hazard Workshop on Induced Seismicity, held in November at a conference center in Midwest City, Okla.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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3:17 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Engineering Students at Oklahoma Universities Anxious About Low Oil Prices

The price of crude oil has plummeted below $50 a barrel, and while there are varying opinions and analyses on whether the downturn will be short slump or a long slog, students in Oklahoma who are enrolled in engineering disciplines are starting to worry that low oil prices could affect

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12:49 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Oil-field Workers and Economists in Oklahoma Hope Crashing Crude Prices are a Blip, Not a Bust

Workers at Pecan Creek Catering in New Cordell, Okla.,unload crates, cans and boxes of food and prepare for catering jobs in oil fields in western parts of the state.

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 9:45 am

Chad Igo owns Pecan Creek Catering, which delievers food to workers in the oil patch.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Chad Igo owns Pecan Creek Catering in New Cordell, Okla., which delievers food to workers in the oil patch.

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