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11:35 am
Thu March 12, 2015

'Right-to-Farm' Inches Closer to Ballot After Breezing Through Oklahoma House

Attendees listen as former Missouri state senator Wes Shoemeyer speaks against Amendment 1 at the Missouri’s Food for America sign-making event at Café Berlin Friday, June 27, 2014 in Columbia, Missouri.

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12:31 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Why Oklahoma's Newest Lake Might be Built by Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith Public Utilities Director Steve Parke.

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 11:17 am

Fort Smith Public Utilities Director Steve Parke.

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

Fort Smith Public Utilities Director Steve Parke.

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3:36 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Lawton to Dredge Waurika Lake in Latest Attempt to Combat Drought

The dry boat ramp at the Chisholm Trail Ridge Campground on the eastern shore of Waurika Lake.

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

The dry boat ramp at the Chisholm Trail Ridge Campground on the eastern shore of Waurika Lake in Jan. 2015.

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12:37 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Oklahoma Senate Unanimously Approves Bills Limiting Wind Industry Tax Incentives

A wind farm near Woodwoard and Harper Counties in northwestern Oklahoma.
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3:35 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Amended Bill Would Prohibit Cities and Towns from 'Effectively' Banning Oil and Gas Activities

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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2:31 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Study: 'Reawakened' Oklahoma Faults Could Produce Larger Earthquakes

Click here to read a .pdf of the study, "Earthquake hypocenters and focal mechanisms in central Oklahoma reveal a complex system of reactivated subsurface strike-slip faulting."

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 4:27 pm

Click here to read a .pdf of the study,

Geophysical Research Lette

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12:52 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

New Severance Tax on Limestone Miners Passes Oklahoma House

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 1:21 pm

An active aggregate mining operation near Mill Creek, Okla.

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

An active aggregate mining operation near Mill Creek, Okla.

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11:49 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Lawton Turns to Weather Manipulation to Aid Drought-Stricken City Water Supplies

A Lockheed WC-130B used by U.S. government researchers Stormfury, a cloud seeding research project focused on reducing the strength of hurricanes.

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 6:51 am

A Lockheed WC-130B used by U.S. government researchers Stormfury, a cloud seeding research project focused on reducing the strength of hurricanes.

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12:49 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Hearing Begins Over OG&E's Controversial Plan To Comply With Clean Air Act

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 2:35 pm

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

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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

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2:36 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Oklahoma House Unanimously Approves Bill Reducing Wind Industry Subsidies

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 2:37 pm

The Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday voted 89-0 to approve proposed legislation that would significantly reduce the amount of tax incentives paid to the wind industry.

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