StateImpact

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6:53 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Drought-Stricken Cities in Southwest Oklahoma Look for Water Underground

After four years of drought, municipal water storage in in Altus-Lugert lake has dropped to about 10 percent.

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 10:11 am

After four years of drought, municipal water storage in in Altus-Lugert lake has dropped to about 10 percent.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

After four years of drought, municipal water storage in in Altus-Lugert lake has dropped to about 10 percent.

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11:42 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Regulator Stepping Up Monitoring and Inspections of Disposal Wells in Quake Country

Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey briefs Corporation Commissioners on new earthquake research.
Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey briefs Corporation Commissioners on new earthquake research.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Austin Holland with the Oklahoma Geological Survey briefs Corporation Commissioners on new earthquake research.

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10:47 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Lawmaker Questions Water Pollution Rules for Oil and Gas Industry

Jack Klinger, a resident who lives near the Salt Fork River, tells lawmakers about his contaminated water well.

Originally published on Wed September 10, 2014 11:35 am

Jack Klinger, a resident who lives near the Salt Fork River, tells lawmakers about his contaminated water well.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Jack Klinger, a resident who lives near the Salt Fork River, tells lawmakers about his contaminated water well.

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10:20 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Lawton Moves to Stricter Water Rationing as Lake Levels Continue to Drop

The dam at Lake Ellsworth in January 2014.
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11:06 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

On the Mountain Fork River, Environmental Protection Equals Economic Development

Two men canoing toward the bank of the lower segment of the Mountain Fork River near Beaver's Bend State Park.

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 4:55 pm

Eddie Brister, owner of the Beaver's Bend Fly Shop on the southern section of the Mountain Fork River.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Eddie Brister, owner of the Beaver's Bend Fly Shop on the southern section of the Mountain Fork River.

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1:33 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Source Eludes Investigators as Another Fish-Kill is Reported on Salt Fork River

A late-August fish-kill is the second die-off reported in the span of a month on the Salt Fork River in north-central Oklahoma.

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12:43 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Boom and Gloom: Tourism and Industry Collide Along Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers

Debbie Doss, conservationist for the Arkansas Canoe Club, stands on Natural Dam a few hundred feet upstream from Lee Creek in northwest Arkansas.

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 12:01 pm

Debbie Doss picks up garbage and loose clothing left behind by careless tourists along Lee Creek.

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

Debbie Doss picks up garbage and loose clothing left behind by careless tourists along Lee Creek.

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11:47 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Residents File Class-Action Lawsuit to Block Wind Turbines Near Kingfisher

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 3:51 pm

Seven landowners filed a class-action lawsuit this week to prevent wind turbines from being built near their homes in Canadian and Kingfisher counties.

In the complaint, which is embedded above, the landowners claim that planned wind farm projects controlled by Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy would create a nuisance, devalue their property and adversely affect their health.

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10:03 am
Fri August 22, 2014

State Agencies Concerned About Carrying Out EPA's 'Aggressive' Air Pollution Plan

Power lines extend out from the Oklaunion coal-fired power plant near Vernon, Texas.

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Power lines extend out from the Oklaunion coal-fired power plant near Vernon, Texas.

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