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3:52 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Regulator Votes to Adopt New Rules for Disposal Wells in Earthquake-Prone Region

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission at the March 13, 2014 meeting.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission at the March 13, 2014 meeting.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission at the March 13, 2014 meeting.

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10:59 am
Thu March 13, 2014

How Hungry Goats Could Solve Oklahoma's Red Cedar Problem

Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 3:17 pm

Goats eat weeds at Cloisters City Park July 2011

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Eastern Red Cedar trees are a menace to Oklahoma.

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7:52 am
Thu March 13, 2014

As Wind Energy Moves Into Eastern Oklahoma, Resistance Turns Political

Joe Bush, owner of a ranch near Shidler, Okla., has signed agreements to lease land for two wind farms. Bush worries a 2014 bill that would impose a moratorium on some wind-energy projects would prevent the wind farms from being built.

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 3:41 pm

Joe Bush, owner of a ranch near Shidler, Okla., has signed agreements to lease land for two wind farms. Bush worries a 2014 bill that would impose a moratorium on some wind-energy projects would prevent the wind farms from being built.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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4:13 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

State Senate Easily Passes Bill that Could Make Mining Permits Harder to Get

Washed limestone tumbles into railcars behind this artificial berm near Mill Creek, Okla.

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 4:02 pm

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11:57 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Oklahoma Moves Up the Ranks by Adding More Wind Energy to its Electricity Mix

The 147-megawatt Weatherford Wind Energy Center.

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The 147-megawatt Weatherford Wind Energy Center.

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6:04 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Lawmakers Join Landowners Who Think Getting a Mining Permit is Too Easy

Johnston County Landowner Clyde Runyon just outside a limestone mining operation near Mill Creek, Okla.

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 3:59 pm

Johnston County Landowner Clyde Runyon just outside a limestone mining operation near Mill Creek, Okla.</body></html>
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11:08 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Most of the State Abnormally Dry As Drought Creeps East Into Oklahoma City

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map of Oklahoma as of Feb. 25.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map of Oklahoma as of Feb. 25.

U.S. Drought Monitor

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11:22 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Propane Prices Continue Drop, But Remain Much Higher Than In Any Other Year

Propane customer Shawn Davies checks how much propane he has left in his tank at his rural home just outside Tulsa.

After reaching a national average of just over $4 per gallon, and around $5 in some spots in the midwest, propane prices are falling, mainly because of lighter demand amid warming temperatures.

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11:03 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Insurance Agents Say More Oklahomans Are Seeking Earthquake Coverage

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10:36 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

The Reason Toxic 'Releases' Are Up in Oklahoma, and Why It's Not That Scary

The Lone Mountain landfill near Waynoka, Okla.
Toxic waste from New York, New Jersey and Wisconsin is brought by rail to Oklahoma, where it's treated and stored at the Lone Mountain Landfill.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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