StateImpact

StateImpact Oklahoma is a collaboration of KGOUKOSUKWGS and KCCU. Joe Wertz and Logan Layden travel the state to report on the intersection of government, industry, natural resources and the Oklahoma workforce.

Columbus Oil Company owner Darlene Wallace in the field with a

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An American Energy Woodford well near Perkins, Okla.

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An American Energy Woodford well near Perkins, Okla.

Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Executive Director Ed Fite next to a mountain of life vests at the War Eagle Resort near Tahlequah, Okla.

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Insurance companies moved to limit their exposure as Oklahoma’s earthquake rate exploded, according to an investigation by Reuters.

Examining thousands of pages of documents from the Oklahoma Insurance Commission, reporter Luc Cohen found the efforts by nearly a dozen insurance companies “often occurred at the expense of homeowners”:

Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, in early May was tapped by his republican colleagues to be their next leader.

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Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, in early May was tapped by his republican colleagues to be their next leader.

A NextEra Renewable Energy Resources wind farm site near Elk City, Okla.

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A NextEra Renewable Energy Resources wind farm site near Elk City, Okla.

The Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission and audience members listen to a presentation on right-to-farm at the April 19 meeting in Tahlequah, Okla.

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Gov. Mary Fallin

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Gov. Mary Fallin

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday signed legislation that clarifies state regulators’ authority to take action on oil and gas operations linked to earthquakes.

Nathan and Brooke Hall.

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Nathan and Brooke Hall.

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