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9:39 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Oklahoma Oil and Gas Regulator Wrestles With Oversight of Wind Industry

Wind turbines line the horizon near Kingfisher, Okla.
Wind turbines line the horizon near Kingfisher, Okla.

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Wind turbines line the horizon near Kingfisher, Okla.

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12:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

State Officials: Oklahoma Needs Oil Industry's Help to Meet Water Goals

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4:52 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Attorney Asks Oklahoma Supreme Court to Dismiss His Challenge to Oil and Gas Law

Oklahoma City attorney and legislative watchdog Jerry Fent, who has successfully challenge laws in the past, comes out of a hearing room at the State Supreme Court, where a referee heard his lawsuit over House Bill 2562.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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6:53 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Drought-Stricken Cities in Southwest Oklahoma Look for Water Underground

After four years of drought, municipal water storage in in Altus-Lugert lake has dropped to about 10 percent.

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 10:11 am

After four years of drought, municipal water storage in in Altus-Lugert lake has dropped to about 10 percent.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

After four years of drought, municipal water storage in in Altus-Lugert lake has dropped to about 10 percent.

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11:42 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Regulator Stepping Up Monitoring and Inspections of Disposal Wells in Quake Country

Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey briefs Corporation Commissioners on new earthquake research.
Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey briefs Corporation Commissioners on new earthquake research.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey briefs Corporation Commissioners on new earthquake research.

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10:47 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Lawmaker Questions Water Pollution Rules for Oil and Gas Industry

Jack Klinger, a resident who lives near the Salt Fork River, tells lawmakers about his contaminated water well.

Originally published on Wed September 10, 2014 11:35 am

Jack Klinger, a resident who lives near the Salt Fork River, tells lawmakers about his contaminated water well.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Jack Klinger, a resident who lives near the Salt Fork River, tells lawmakers about his contaminated water well.

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10:20 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Lawton Moves to Stricter Water Rationing as Lake Levels Continue to Drop

The dam at Lake Ellsworth in January 2014.
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11:06 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

On the Mountain Fork River, Environmental Protection Equals Economic Development

Two men canoing toward the bank of the lower segment of the Mountain Fork River near Beaver's Bend State Park.

Originally published on Thu September 4, 2014 8:48 am

Eddie Brister, owner of the Beaver's Bend Fly Shop on the southern section of the Mountain Fork River.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Eddie Brister, owner of the Beaver's Bend Fly Shop on the southern section of the Mountain Fork River.

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1:33 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Source Eludes Investigators as Another Fish-Kill is Reported on Salt Fork River

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.

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