StateImpact

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2:16 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

StateImpact on OETA: Why State's Official Position on Earthquake Cause Matters

The Oklahoma Geological Survey recently revised its formal position on Oklahoma’s exponential surge in earthquake activity, acknowledging for the first time in a official public statement that most of the seismic activity recently recorded in the state was

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10:47 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Southwest Oklahoma Drought Retreats From Rainy April

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1:13 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

City Officials Reconsider Drilling Ordinances as Anti-Frack Ban Legislation Moves Forward

Stillwater resident Tammy Mix stands in front of an oil and gas well behind her house.

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 1:50 pm

Stillwater resident Tammy Mix stands in front of an oil and gas well behind her house.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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11:29 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Why Midwest City Might Fight Norman's Plan to Recycle Treated Wastewater

Norman Utilities Director Ken Komiske

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Norman Utilities Director Ken Komiske

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4:19 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

As Oklahoma Agency Pointed to Natural Causes, Staff Suspected Quakes Were Linked to Oil

The Oklahoma Geological Survey on April 21 acknowledged Oklahoma’s ongoing earthquake surge is “very likely” triggered by wastewater disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry, a formal recognition that comes after years of scientific research that reached similar conclusions.

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1:10 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Oklahoma House Advances Anti-Frack Ban Bill

Drilling rig near northwest Oklahoma City.

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Drilling rig near northwest Oklahoma City.

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12:17 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Update: What StateImpact Is Watching In Oklahoma's 2015 Legislative Session

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 6:37 pm

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There’s only about a month left in Oklahoma’s 2015 legislative session, and if bills haven’t made it out of the chamber they started in by now, they’re dead.

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10:29 am
Tue April 21, 2015

State Seismologist: Oklahoma Earthquakes 'Very Likely' Triggered by Oil and Gas Disposal Wells

The offices of Gov. Mary Fallin and the Secretary of Energy and Environment debuted a new web portal, earthquakes.ok.gov, to serve as a "one-stop-shop" for quake research and regulatory news.
The offices of Gov. Mary Fallin and the Secretary of Energy and Environment debuted a new web portal, earthquakes.ok.gov, to serve as a

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5:26 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

The Murrah Bombing's Role In Oklahoma City's Downtown Renaissance

Bill Mihas, owner of Coney Island in downtown Oklahoma since the late 1970s.
Bill Mihas, owner of Coney Island in downtown Oklahoma since the late 1970s.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Bill Mihas, owner of Coney Island in downtown Oklahoma since the late 1970s.

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10:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Turbine-Siting Bill Heads to Governor, Lawmakers and Wind Industry Near Deal on Tax Incentives

The Blue Canyon wind farm near Carnegie, Okla.
The Blue Canyon wind farm near Carnegie, Okla.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

The Blue Canyon wind farm near Carnegie, Okla.

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