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1:19 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Oklahoma City Residents Question Lake Hefner Drilling Plan at Contentious Public Meeting

The meeting was plagued by large crowds and problems with the sound system, and many residents left frustrated.

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 10:46 am

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11:51 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Crowd Rallies for Clean Water as Norman Committee Considers New Drilling Rules

Demonstrators outside the Norman City Hall before a city council committee met to discuss changes to oil and gas drilling rules.
Demonstrators outside the Norman City Hall before a city council committee met to discuss changes to oil and gas drilling rules.

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

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9:02 am
Thu December 18, 2014

StateImpact's Biggest Stories of 2014 and a Preview of Reporting for the Coming Year

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 9:45 am

Brothers and business partners Fred and Wayne Schmedt stand in their family's wheat field near Altus in southwest Oklahoma.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Brothers and business partners Fred and Wayne Schmedt stand in their family's wheat field near Altus in southwest Oklahoma.

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3:58 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Feds Fund Study of Future Water Options for Drought-Stricken Region of Oklahoma

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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2:20 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Depletion of Ogallala Aquifer Likely Caused By Irrigation, USGS Says

Center pivot irrigation in southwestern Oklahoma.
Center pivot irrigation in southwestern Oklahoma.

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Center pivot irrigation in southwestern Oklahoma.

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11:28 am
Mon December 15, 2014

As Beef Industry Deals With Drought, Researchers Eye Less-Thirsty Cattle

The December 9 update of drought conditions in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Cows

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10:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Lawmaker to Propose Legislation Changing Tax Incentives for New Wind Farms

The 147-megawatt Weatherford Wind Energy Center.

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The 147-megawatt Weatherford Wind Energy Center.

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4:44 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Mapped: Oklahoma's Dams and the Potential Hazards They Pose

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 9:21 am

Explore Oklahoma’s dams with StateImpact’s interactive map detailing their age, type, owner, hazard classification and reported failures.

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12:33 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Risk Associated With Dam Failures Grows in Oklahoma, But Safety Funding Lags

The Hall Park Dam in northeast Norman, Okla., was recently reclassified from a low hazard dam to a high hazard dam because of development behind the structure.

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 9:25 am

Families and a fisherman along the spillway beneath Broken Bow Dam in southeastern Oklahoma.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Families and a fisherman along the spillway beneath Broken Bow Dam in southeastern Oklahoma.

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10:42 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt Says 'Alliance' With Energy Industry Wasn't Secret

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt shakes hands at the state capitol after the annual State of the State address.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt shakes hands at the state capitol after the annual State of the State address.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt shakes hands at the state capitol after the annual State of the State address.

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