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12:30 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

OK Policy Poll: Voters Oppose Tax Incentives for Horizontal Drilling

Click here to read the full .pdf explaining the poll results.

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 2:26 pm

Click here to read the full .pdf explaining the poll results.

Click here to read the full .pdf explaining the poll results.

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3:43 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Anadarko's $5 Billion Environmental Settlement: 4 Things Okies Should Know

A Kerr-McGee service station and refinery in Wynnewood, photographed in 1974.
A Kerr-McGee service station and refinery in Wynnewood, photographed in 1974.

Kerr-McGee Corporation Collection / Oklahoma Historical Society

A Kerr-McGee service station and refinery in Wynnewood, photographed in 1974.

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4:21 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Broadband Internet Providers Struggling to Keep Pace With Rural Oklahoma Oil Boom

The oil and gas boom has meant a lot of business for communities like Elk City and Weatherford, but the technological demands of the modern energy industry is encountering roadblocks in rural Oklahoma.

There just isn’t enough high-speed broadband internet in Oklahoma’s oil patch, The Journal Record‘s Sarah Terry-Cobo reports, and telecommunication companies are racing to lay fiber-optic cables and expand wireless access:

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6:45 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Some Parks Oklahoma Offloaded to Save Money Are Thriving Under Local Control

Mike Hancock has been the manager at Brushy Lake Park since 1980.

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 10:25 am

Mike Hancock has been the manager at Brushy Lake Park since 1980.

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

Mike Hancock has been the manager at Brushy Lake Park since 1980.

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1:59 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Why Small Solar and Wind Generators Are Worried About Surcharge Legislation

Solar panel and wind turbine technology is improving rapidly, and many small-scale customers are excited by the potential to generate electricity and sell it — outright, or for credit — back to the grid.

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9:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

To Drill Wells in Norman, Company Buys City Drinking Water Right From the Hydrant

Originally published on Wed April 23, 2014 9:53 am

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1:53 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

City of Duncan Considers Drastic Measures As Its Main Water Source Dries Up

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 8:53 am

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11:41 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Why One Oklahoma Oil Executive Doesn't Think Oil and Gas Tax Cuts Are Needed

Don Millican, the Chief Financial Officer of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company.

Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 4:12 pm

Don Millican, the Chief Financial Officer of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Don Millican, the Chief Financial Officer of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company.

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12:36 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Legislature Adopts Resolution Asking U.S. Geological Survey for New Red River Study

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12:56 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Water Board Member Also President of Group That's Suing Water Board

Tom Buchanan (far left) and the rest of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board listening to a presenter at a meeting in October.

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 2:31 pm

Tom Buchanan (far left) and the rest of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board listening to a presenter at a meeting in October.
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