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3:25 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Dwindling Drought Doesn't Mean a Slowdown in Water Conservation Efforts

The July 29 update of the U.S. Drought Monitor, which doesn't reflect the full impact of this week's rainfall.
The July 29 update of the U.S. Drought Monitor, which doesn't reflect the full impact of this week's rainfall.

U.S. Drought Monitor

The July 29 update of the U.S. Drought Monitor, which doesn't reflect the full impact of this week's rainfall.

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12:56 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

U.S. Wildlife Authorities Join State in Investigation of Owl Deaths at Oil Field Site

Officials found several dead birds in an open tank at this oilfield site in northwest Oklahoma.
Officials found several dead birds in an open tank at this oilfield site in northwest Oklahoma.

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11:48 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

In Lawsuit Over Oil and Gas Tax Law, Two Ways to 'Test' a Revenue Bill in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City attorney and legislative watchdog Jerry Fent, who has successfully challenge laws in the past, comes out of a hearing room at the State Supreme Court, where a referee heard his lawsuit over House Bill 2562.

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 1:30 pm

Oklahoma City attorney and legislative watchdog Jerry Fent, who has successfully challenge laws in the past, comes out of a hearing room at the State Supreme Court, where a referee heard his lawsuit over House Bill 2562.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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9:18 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Inside the State Supreme Court Hearing on Lawsuit Over Oil and Gas Tax Rate

A pumpjack in a canola field near Okarche, Okla.

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 12:56 pm

A lawsuit over recently signed legislation that changes state oil and gas tax rates will be heard by the Oklahoma Supreme Court today, a constitutional challenge that could have broad impact on industry and legislative procedure.

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10:04 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Oil-Covered Owls Prompt Investigation of 'Neglected' Oil Field Site

The discovery of two barn oils coated in oil has prompted an investigation of a “neglected” oil field site in northwest Oklahoma.

One of the owls died, the Enid News & Eagle reported on July 25. The surviving bird is eating, walking and climbing and is being monitored by Jean Neal, a Fairview caretaker “licensed to handle small non-migratory animals.”

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1:13 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Study: Anti-EPA States Like Oklahoma Would Benefit Most from New Carbon Rules

A pile of coal sits along the railroad tracks just east of Red Oak, Okla.

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

A pile of coal sits along the railroad tracks just east of Red Oak, Okla.

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11:51 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Why Oklahoma's Wind Energy Future Could be Shaped by Osage County

Bob Hamilton, director of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Okla.

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 9:28 am

Bob Hamilton, director of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Okla.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Bob Hamilton, director of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Okla.

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11:11 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Federal Money Flows to Oklahoma for Water Infrastructure Fixes

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10:23 am
Fri July 18, 2014

State Water Regulator To Study Southwest Oklahoma Supply Shortages

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7:02 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Why The OKC Coalition To Pump Water From Southeast Oklahoma Fell Apart

Yukon City Manager Grayson Bottom says the price to build a new pipeline is too high for his city.

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 6:14 pm

Mitchell Logan supervises a pump station near Macomb, the 100-mile Atoka Pipeline's last stop on its way to the OKC metro.
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