StateImpact

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1:03 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Oklahoma House Speaker Wants to Make Horizontal Drilling Tax Break Permanent

A rig hand on a Triad Energy horizontal drilling operation near Alva, Okla. Company CEO Mike McDonald says he likely wouldn't have drilled the well with out a tax break Oklahoma's House Speaker has proposed making permanent.
A rig hand on a Triad Energy horizontal drilling operation near Alva, Okla. Company CEO Mike McDonald says he likely wouldn't have drilled the well with out a tax break Oklahoma's House Speaker has proposed making permanent.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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4:07 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

How Train Accidents Involving Northern Plains Crude Affect Oklahoma's Oil Industry

A series of explosive train accidents has renewed concern about the safety of transporting crude oil by rail, especially the type of crude extracted from the Northern Plains.

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12:37 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

From Guymon to Poteau and Beyond: The Biggest StateImpact Stories of 2013

University of Oklahoma graduate students near Wellston, Okla., installing a seismometer to study central-Oklahoma's earthquake swarm
Logan Layden talks with Kiowa historian

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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11:16 am
Thu January 2, 2014

'Widespread Destruction and Panic' Anticipated After Major Earthquake in Oklahoma

An earthquake “swarm” has been rattling Oklahoma since 2009. Most of the shaking has been small, but the phenomenon has left many Oklahomans feeling uneasy.

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12:12 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Why Oklahoma Drivers Will Pay 50 Cents More for CNG on Jan. 1

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12:11 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Hazy Guidance Over Fracking Water Lines Confounds Commissioners and Cowboys

A water line for hydraulic fracturing traverses an oil and gas access road in Woods County.

Originally published on Thu December 19, 2013 9:19 am

Brandon McCamey, a foreman at the Shirley Ranch helps unload a trailer of Red Angus cattle into a livestock near Alva, Okla. The land McCamey manages is surrounded my temporary water lines used by the oil and gas industry, which create headaches for farmers.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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11:13 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Harold Hamm Says U.S. Oil Industry No Longer Needs Keystone XL Pipeline

Harold Hamm in April 2012 at TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People In the World gala in New York City

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12:05 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Why Oklahoma City Wants the State to Help Fix Its Trash Problem

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In the more rural parts of Oklahoma City there are thousands of residents who don’t pay for trash pickup, and they never have.

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11:36 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Kerr-McGee Was Wrong to Dump Polluted Sites Into Spinoff Company, Judge Rules

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