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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.

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12:01 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

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

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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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3:56 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Duncan Left Wanting After State Drought Assistance For Water Project Falls Through

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Duncan, Oklahoma has taken some of the worst of the drought these past five years. Stage 5 water rationing is in effect, which means — with few exceptions — a ban on all outside watering.

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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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