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.

A scene from 1967's

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A scene from 1967's "Son of Godzilla."

Natural gas flares at an oil and gas well in western Oklahoma.

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Natural gas flares at an oil and gas well in western Oklahoma.

The Grand River Dam Authority's coal-fired plant in Chouteau, Okla.

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The Grand River Dam Authority's coal-fired plant in Chouteau, Okla.

Wheat prices are falling to $5 a bushel, the lowest price in five years. As KOSU’s Rachel Hubbard reports for NPR, low prices are costing Oklahoma farmers between $20,000 and $30,000. 

Beekeeper Tim McCoy removes a rogue honeybees have from an electrical box in farmland near Weatherford, Okla in this June 2015 photo.

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OWRB water resources geologists Derrick Wagner and Jessica Correll analyze readings from their well at the Spencer Mesonet station.

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About 7,000 residents in Hugo lived for months with unsafe drinking water because a private company improperly disinfected municipal water supplies and misreported data to local and state officials.

Woodward County, Oklahoma, is one of the most climate-skeptical counties in the United States, according to estimates from the Yale Project on Climate Communication. 

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