StateImpact

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12:15 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

OG&E 'Attacked From All Sides' Over Request for Record Rate Increase

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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12:20 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

StateImpact on OETA: Oklahoma Oil Hub Overflowing With U.S. Crude

Low oil prices have led the U.S. energy industry to stockpile crude instead of selling it at discount rates. A lot of that hoarding is happening at a major oil hub in Cushing, Okla., which is holding record amounts of crude could fill up — for the first time ever.

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11:51 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Oil Executive's Meeting With Oklahoma Seismologist: Conversation or Intimidation?

Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey, seated in the center, at a capitol hearing on Oklahoma's earthquake surge.
Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey, seated in the center, at a capitol hearing on Oklahoma's earthquake surge.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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11:13 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Oklahoma Running Out of Room for Oil as U.S. Hoards Crude in Cushing Hub

A tanker truck pulling into a terminal at the oil hub in Cushing, Okla.
A tanker truck pulling into a terminal at the oil hub in Cushing, Okla.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

A tanker truck pulling into a terminal at the oil hub in Cushing, Okla.

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4:55 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Regulators Issue Tougher Disposal Well Directives as Oklahoma’s Quake Risk Rises

An American Energy Woodford well near Perkins, Okla.
An American Energy Woodford well near Perkins, Okla.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

An American Energy Woodford well near Perkins, Okla.

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NPR Story
3:01 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

StateImpact on OETA: Breaking Down 'Right-to-Farm'

Supporters say a right-to-farm amendment to the state constitution is needed because animal rights groups like the Humane Society of the United States are pushing for laws that unfairly punish farmers and ranchers. Opponents say right-to-farm amounts to a ticket for big ag to do whatever it wants to animals and the environment without worrying about consequences.

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5:31 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

EPA Settles With Ponca City Carbon Black Plant Owner Over Air Pollution

Photo of the Ponca City Continental Carbon plant from NPR's 2011 investigation Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities.
Photo of the Ponca City Continental Carbon plant from NPR's 2011 investigation Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities.

David Gilkey / NPR

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12:01 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Now Showing: Oil Downturn's Effect on Oklahoma Employment Numbers

Rig Worker

Energy Tomorrow / Flickr

Oklahoma lost about 500 mining industry jobs between December and January, data from the Oklahoma Employment Securities Commission show.

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11:58 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Local Officials Raise New Questions as Anti-Frack Ban Legislation Makes Progress

Volunteers watching the polls in November 2014 in Denton, Texas, before voters approved a citywide ban on hydraulic fracturing.
Volunteers watching the polls in November 2014 in Denton, Texas, before voters approved a citywide ban on hydraulic fracturing.

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