Category Archive: Water

Lucas Favors EPA Repeal of WOTUS Rule

Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas praised the Trump Administration’s action to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, according to a press release issued on Tuesday.

“I applaud the Trump administration for moving to repeal the Waters of the U.S. rule,” said Congressman Lucas. “This Obama-era regulation sought to expand federal control over landowners and …

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Inhofe Commends U.S. EPA Repeal of WOTUS Rule

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe lauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it will roll back the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, according to a press release issued on Tuesday.

With the new proposed rule issued Tuesday, the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. EPA would return to a system in …

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National Tap Water Study Shows Pollution in Bethany

The drinking water for an estimated 15 million Americans, including some in Oklahoma is contaminated with toxic chemicals according to a new report from The Environmental Working Group.

It contends 47 locations exist where toxic chemicals known as PFCs or PFASs have been found in the drinking water. The contaminates are used in …

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EPA’s Pruitt Wants Advice from Governors on Redrawing Waters of US Rule

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will be getting a letter in mail from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, if she hasn’t already, asking her advice on how to define which wetlands and small waterways should be covered by the Clean Water Act.

Pruitt sent letters this week to governors asking for their “input and wisdom” on …

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Small Town Founder to Testify Before US Senate

Oklahoma developer Grant Humphreys, a man who founded his own town at Lake Eufaula will be one of those testifying Tuesday before a U.S. Senate Subcommittee hearing exploring water resources.

He will go before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee subcommittee in a hearing to be chaired by Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.

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Task Force Releases Report on Wastewater Disposal Alternatives

An Oklahoma water task force recently released a report offering alternatives for wastewater disposal from oil and gas operations in the state, according to a press release issued by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board on Wednesday.

The 17-member Oklahoma’s Water for 2060 Produced Water Working Group – formed by Governor Mary Fallin in 2015 …

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Water Woes in Okmulgee County for Almost 1,000 Customers

Nearly 1,000 customers of the Okmulgee County Rural Water District #2 are entering a third day with no water, according to a report by News 9.

A broken line and main water pump are to blame for the service interruption that likely occurred as a result of Sunday’s severe thunderstorms in eastern Oklahoma. Meanwhile, …

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EPA Rewriting WOTUS With Help of Former Asst Oklahoma AG

She went from being an Assistant Attorney General out of law school in Oklahoma to now being in charge of the EPA’s rewrite of the Waters of the U.S. regulation.

Sarah Greenwalt is in charge of the massive project after Scott Pruitt took her and a few other Oklahomans with him to Washington to …

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Lucas Calls Elimination of WOTUS a ‘Major Win’

Catching up on reaction to President Trump’s executive order reversing the Waters of the U.S. rule.

Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas was obviously happy about the move.

“The Waters of the U.S. rule has created widespread uncertainty for many of the folks in the agriculture, energy, and construction sectors across our country,” said …

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Congressman Enters Red River Land Ownership Disputes

Growing disputes over the ownership of landing along the shifting Red River have prompted Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R) to introduce legislation to have a review of the 116-mile stretch of the river boundary between Oklahoma and Texas.

Action by the Bureau of Land Management to lay claim to tens of thousands …

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