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.

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.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric's coal-fired Sooner Plant near Red Rock, Okla.

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Oklahoma Gas & Electric's coal-fired Sooner Plant near Red Rock, Okla.

Grave sites at the Sardis Cemetery go back well into the 19th century and many of them are homemade.

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Grave sites at the Sardis Cemetery go back well into the 19th century and many of them are homemade.

A flowchart from ODOT's new manual on inspecting bridges after earthquakes.

A flowchart from ODOT's new manual on inspecting bridges after earthquakes.

An American Energy Woodford well near Perkins, Okla.

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An American Energy Woodford well near Perkins, Okla.

Donna McFadden in her closed convenience store along the north shore of Sardis Lake in southeastern Oklahoma.

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Donna McFadden in her closed convenience store along the north shore of Sardis Lake in southeastern Oklahoma.

Earthquake activity cracked a wall of a workshop used by monks at St. Gregory's Abbey in Shawnee, Okla.

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A wall of a workshop used by monks at St. Gregory's Abbey in Shawnee, Okla., shows cracks from nearby earthquake activity.

Panhandle residents pouring over maps showing possible routes for the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Project, which, if approved, would funnel wind power from Oklahoma to the southeastern U.S. power grid.

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