Category Archive: Water

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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Texas and New Mexico Remain at Odds in Water Fight

In a water fight between Texas and New Mexico, a special master named by the U.S. Supreme Court says Texas might have a case in claiming New Mexico is overusing water government by a 1938 state water-sharing agreement.

It means the dispute will continue in the courts. The Special Master issued a report …

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Crude Oil Settles Lower on Thursday

Crude oil futures settled lower on Thursday as traders seemed confident about the success of OPEC’s output while keeping track of the number of domestic production rigs, according to Bloomberg MarketWatch.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, March West Texas Intermediate crude fell 34 cents, or 0.6%, to settle at $53.54 a barrel.

On …

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Water Management Firm Gets Investment from Texas Company

It never hurts to get another company to invest in your operation. The Denver, Colorado based Gradiant Energy Services, a firm focused on integrated water management solutions in the energy industry says it has secured a capital investment from a Texas company.

The investment is by Turnbridge Capital, LLC, a firm with offices …

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Governor Names Two to State Water Board

Two appointments have been made by Gov. Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.

They are Charles ‘Chuck’ Darby of Broken Bow and Rob Stallings of Enid.

Both have to still be confirmed by the State Senate when it convenes this year. The governor indicated she will soon fill a third vacancy …

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Oklahoma Among States With Highest Water Violations in U.S. in 2015

A recently new report from the firm FluksAqua claimed Oklahoma is among the top 8 states that had the highest water contamination problems reported in 2015.

Oklahoma experienced health-based water system violations that affected 19.1% of the state’s population including 69 instances of coliform contamination and 640 instances of disinfection byproducts, according to …

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Interim Director Named at Water Resources Board

After 22 years with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Julie Cunningham was named this week as interim executive director, succeeding J.D. Strong who left to become the new Director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Cunningham had been the Water Board’s Chief of Planning and Management since 2008. She agency in 1994 …

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US Senate Considers Water Resources Development Act

The Senate is poised to vote Tuesday on the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (S. 2848). The $9 billion bill package would authorize 25 water development projects in 17 states across the country, including $280 million earmarked for the lead-contamination drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The House passed a limited $5 …

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National Water Firm Expands Holdings in Branson

In Branson, Missouri, the Woodland Manor water system has been purchased by Missouri American Water.

The purchase involves only 170 customers but they will be incorporated into Missouri American Water’s Tri Lakes Operation which serves 6,500 customers in the Branson area, Warsaw, White Branch, Sedalia and Laurie, Missouri.

The acquisition was approved by …

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