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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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12:43 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Boom and Gloom: Tourism and Industry Collide Along Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers

Debbie Doss, conservationist for the Arkansas Canoe Club, stands on Natural Dam a few hundred feet upstream from Lee Creek in northwest Arkansas.

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 12:01 pm

Debbie Doss picks up garbage and loose clothing left behind by careless tourists along Lee Creek.

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

Debbie Doss picks up garbage and loose clothing left behind by careless tourists along Lee Creek.

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11:47 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Residents File Class-Action Lawsuit to Block Wind Turbines Near Kingfisher

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 3:51 pm

Seven landowners filed a class-action lawsuit this week to prevent wind turbines from being built near their homes in Canadian and Kingfisher counties.

In the complaint, which is embedded above, the landowners claim that planned wind farm projects controlled by Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy would create a nuisance, devalue their property and adversely affect their health.

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10:03 am
Fri August 22, 2014

State Agencies Concerned About Carrying Out EPA's 'Aggressive' Air Pollution Plan

Power lines extend out from the Oklaunion coal-fired power plant near Vernon, Texas.

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Power lines extend out from the Oklaunion coal-fired power plant near Vernon, Texas.

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9:04 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Other States Have Outsized Influence in Oklahoma's Scenic River Protection Policy

Tom Myers, superintendent of the new wastewater treatment plant in Siloam Springs, Ark., holds a sample of treated water that will be discharged into Oklahoma's Flint Creek.

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 9:09 am

Bob Deitrick of Owasso stands along the banks of the Upper Illinois River at the Round Hollow public access point north of Tahlequah, Okla. The headwaters of this river are in Arkansas.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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2:01 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Injection Well Earthquakes Feel Weaker Than Natural Ones, New Study Suggests

While a growing chorus of scientific research has linked Oklahoma’s recent spike in earthquake activity to oil and gas industry disposal wells, a new study suggests such artificial earthquakes are less intense than naturally occurring temblors.

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9:37 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Norman Residents Hear About Possibilities Of Banning Fracking At Public Forum

Terry Stowers waits to respond during an exchange with David Slottje at the fracking forum at Norman Public Library Aug. 11.
Terry Stowers waits to respond during an exchange with David Slottje at the fracking forum at Norman Public Library Aug. 11.

Joy Hampton / The Norman Transcript

Terry Stowers waits to respond during an exchange with David Slottje at the fracking forum at Norman Public Library Aug. 11.

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1:53 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Fracking Site Operator Faces Contempt Complaint After Acid Spill

Crews work to contain and clean up 20,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid that spilled near a hydraulic fracturing site near Hennessey, Okla.
Crews work to contain and clean up 20,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid that spilled near a hydraulic fracturing site near Hennessey, Okla.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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8:28 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Flaming Waterways and Death Threats: The History of Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers

A group of Tulsa bartenders prepare for a day on the Illinois River at Diamondhead Resort near Tahlequah, Okla.
A group of Tulsa bartenders prepare for a day on the Illinois River at Diamondhead Resort near Tahlequah, Okla.

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

A group of Tulsa bartenders prepare for a day on the Illinois River at Diamondhead Resort near Tahlequah, Okla.

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