Monthly Archive: June 2015

Permits to Drill July 1 2015

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Supreme Court Overturns Lincoln County Judge in Earthquake Lawsuit

The Oklahoma Supreme Court overturned a Lincoln County District judge’s ruling that a resident of Prague who sued two oil companies and blamed them for injuries and damages from a November 5, 2011 earthquake had to go before the State Corporation Commi…

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Nation’s 1st Refinery in 40 Years Opens in North Dakota

The nation’s first greenfield fuels refinery built in nearly 40 years was opened with a ceremony this week in North Dakota. The Dakota Prairie diesel refinery, located near the town of Dickinson, started operating on May 4, 2015 and is capable of proc…

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State Okays Contracts to Repair I-35 Rock Slide

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission voted Tuesday in an emergency meeting to issue an $870,000 contract to a Colorado firm to stabilize the rock face of an Arbuckle Mountain near Davis that collapsed June 18, closing the northbound lanes of Intersta…

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Supreme Court Overturns Lincoln County Judge in Earthquake Lawsuit

The Oklahoma Supreme Court overturned a Lincoln County District judge’s ruling that a resident of Prague who sued two oil companies and blamed them for injuries and damages from a November 5, 2011 earthquake had to go before the State Corporation Commi…

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Old Gray Lady’s Coverage of Supreme Court Ruling

How did the New York Times report Oklahoma’s victory over the Environmental Protection Agency in a legal fight settled by the U.S. Supreme Court? Despite pledges and best efforts of reporters to be “objective” in their reporting of stories, their bias…

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Chesapeake Confirms $196 million Hit on Savings Plan

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy revealed its 401K program took a $196 million hit last year when the company completed a spin-off of its wholly owned subsidiary, Chesapeake Oilfield O…

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Chesapeake Confirms $196 million Hit on Savings Plan

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy revealed its 401K program took a $196 million hit last year when the company completed a spin-off of its wholly owned subsidiary, Chesapeake Oilfield Operati…

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EPA Forces Cleanup of Four Corners Power Plant

Under a federal Clean Air Act settlement, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice move to reduce power plant pollution located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico. It forces several Arizona and New Mexic…

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EPA Forces Cleanup of Four Corners Power Plant

Under a federal Clean Air Act settlement, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice move to reduce power plant pollution located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico. It forces several Arizona and New Mexico-base…

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