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11:59 am
Thu February 12, 2015

2015 Water Legislation Divides Oklahoma Politicians by Geography, Not Party

State Senator Eddie Fields' bill would create water planning districts that mirror the OWRB's membership districts.

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 8:55 pm

State Senator Eddie Fields' bill would create water planning districts that mirror the OWRB's membership districts.

State of Oklahoma

State Senator Eddie Fields' bill would create water planning districts that mirror the OWRB's membership districts.

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12:26 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Mapped: 'Traffic Light' Wells in Oklahoma's Earthquake Country

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 2:03 pm

Oklahoma’s surge in earthquakes and possible links to oil and gas activity has led regulators to scrutinize permits for disposal well operators in quake-prone regions of the state.

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1:44 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

As Legislators Debate Property Tax Exemption, State Chamber Says Wind Incentives Work

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 8:56 pm

An Oklahoma wind turbine

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

An Oklahoma wind turbine

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10:13 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Watch Oklahoma Overtake California in Earthquakes

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 8:58 pm

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9:45 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Tulsa World on Oil Industry and Oklahoma Earthquakes: 'Science Questioned,' Studies Unfinished

University of Oklahoma graduate students near Wellston, Okla., installing a seismometer to study central-Oklahoma's earthquake swarm

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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2:17 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Watch Oklahoma's Inhofe and Pruitt Spar With EPA Over 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule

A rare joint Congressional hearing in Washington Wednesday took up the issue of “Waters of the United States,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to more clearly define which bodies of water qualify for federal protection under the Clean Water Act.

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7:44 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Wind Power 'Superhighway' Could Help Transform Panhandle Into U.S. Energy Hub

A wind farm under construction near Balko, Okla.

Originally published on Thu February 5, 2015 9:56 am

A wind farm under construction near Balko, Okla.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

A wind turbine under assembly near Balko in Oklahoma's Panhandle. When completed, the turbine will be part of D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments' 300-megawatt Balko Wind Project.

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11:48 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Litigation and Low Prices Drill Oil Industry in Osage County

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12:21 am
Fri January 30, 2015

State Seismologist to WaPo: Oil Industry Has Tried to Influence Earthquake Research

Oklahoma Geological Survey seismologist Austin Holland.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma Geological Survey seismologist Austin Holland.

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2:44 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Climbing Ranks, Oklahoma Now Ranks Fourth in U.S. Wind Power Capacity

A line of wind turbines dot a stormy horizon in Oklahoma.
A line of wind turbines dot a stormy horizon in Oklahoma.

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A line of wind turbines dot a stormy horizon in Oklahoma.

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