Monthly Archive: November 2014

Oklahoma’s Coal Country Turns Red

Has Oklahoma’s coal country turned Republican? Also known as Little Dixie, the southeast part of Oklahoma which historically has voted Democrat turned a different shade following last week’s 2014 mid-term elections.
As the McCarville Report indicated…

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Congressman Mullin Pushes Fight With EPA Over Water Rules

Newly-re-elected 2nd District U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R) is intent on making sure Oklahomans voice opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ‘Waters of the United States’ Clean Water Act rule.
He spoke to two gro…

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Congressman Mullin Pushes Fight With EPA Over Water Rules

Newly-re-elected 2nd District U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R) is intent on making sure Oklahomans voice opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ‘Waters of the United States’ Clean Water Act rule.
He spoke to two groups la…

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Koch’s Money Helps Volunteer Fire Departments in Oklahoma and Nation

While Koch companies are often criticized for their conservative political involvement, they also contribute thousands to worthy causes, such as the more than $500,000 donated so far this year to 107 fire departments in cities and places where the comp…

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Groups Oppose Revival of Wind Tax Credits

Oklahoma’s congressional delegation now has the task of deciding how it will stand on the controversial proposal to extend the Wind Production Tax Credit, the one that expired at the end of 2013. But the fight is underway as 66 organizations led…

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Groups Oppose Revival of Wind Tax Credits

Oklahoma’s congressional delegation now has the task of deciding how it will stand on the controversial proposal to extend the Wind Production Tax Credit, the one that expired at the end of 2013. But the fight is underway as 66 organizations led by th…

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Bridenstine Charges Obama War on Energy Continues with New Rail Rules

U.S. Representative Jim Bridenstine (R) says the Obama administration’s “war on energy” is continuing at the Department of Transportation through a newly proposed rule that he contends would dramatically hinder crude oil transport by rail. The congres…

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EPA Targeted by U.S. House

Whether it will be an act of futility, the House intends to soon take up some bills aimed at controlling the Environmental Protection Agency and Oklahoma’s congressional delegation will be a part of it.
In a week, the state’s representatives will be v…

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Hamm Still Optimistic About Oil Prices

What Continental Resources Founder Harold Hamm says about the falling oil prices and why he’s still optimistic.
“I see prices improving,” he told a third quarter earnings report last week in Oklahoma City. “I see prices improving to the 85-90 dollar r…

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Corporation Commission Attorney Honored With Energy Law Award

After 32 years working with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, attorney Michael Decker’s been honored with the Eugene Kuntz Award at the 19th Annual Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy in Oklahoma City.
The Director of Administrativ…

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