Senator Inhofe Warns Senate of Dangers of Remaining in Paris Climate Agreement

“If we remain in the agreement, we are putting ourselves at significant litigation risk.”  Sen. Jim Inhofe on Paris Climate Agreement.

 

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is urging President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, saying if he doesn’t, the nation could be dragged into court by environmentalists who want enforcement …

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Power Firms Rejected Again by Kansas Corporation Commission

The Kansas Corporation Commission decided this week not to a petition for reconsideration of its rejection of a merger between Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy.

It was April 19 when the KCC denied approval of Kansas City-based Great Plains Energy’s acquisition of Westar Energy, the largest electrical utility in the state.

The two …

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Despite Oil and Gas Resurgence in North Dakota, Homeless Numbers are Up

While North Dakota officials like to brag about the economic impact of the oil and gas industry in their state, there’s also a dirty little secret. The number of homeless people in the state has increased over the last year, thanks to the industry.

Jeannie Messall, director of the Missouri Valley Coalition for Homeless …

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Inhofe to President—-Dump the Paris Climate Agreement!

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe joined with 20 other Senators in urging President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

They signed a letter sent to the President and applauded his executive actions undoing what they called “overreaching” environmental regulations from the Obama administration, specifically the Clean Power Plan regulations.

The Senators …

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Oil and Gas Campaign Money for Legislators

Those Democrats in the Oklahoma House and Senate who fought tooth and nail against changes in the gross production tax on oil and gas weren’t ashamed to take money at the same time from the oil and gas industry.

The list includes House Minority leader Rep. Scott Inman who has blasted the industry and …

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Energy Groups Applaud House Passage of Lateral Drilling Bill

The Oklahoma House approval of the Senate Bill extending lateral oil and gas drilling drew support from two major industry groups, the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.

Both agreed the measure would be a key economic development tool for the state, allowing energy companies to drill more wells …

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Governor to Decide Fate of Extended Lateral Drilling Bill

Governor Mary Fallin will have the final say on a controversial bill to allow for extended lateral drill in the state of Oklahoma. The State house, in debate on Wednesday voted 51-46 to pass Senate Bill 867 which allows energy companies to drill horizontal wells longer than one mile in nonshale formations.

Representative Weldon …

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Erin Brochovich Returning to Oklahoma for Earthquake Forums in June

Erin Brochovich is returning to Oklahoma to host additional community meetings in June. She will be joined by attorneys from the law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg and experts to discuss pending litigation against energy companies. The law firm was responsible for filing lawsuits in Cushing and Pawnee after an increase in seismic activity.

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State Legislator Targets Continental Resources in Fight Over Gross Production Tax

Chickasha Democratic Representative David Perryman thinks the cry  of the oil and gas industry over raising the gross production tax is a case of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” He used it to attack an Oklahoma City oilman and to plead for higher taxes on the industry.

It’s what he claimed in a press release …

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State Supreme Court Rules Against Landowner in 6-year old Condemnation Case

An eastern Oklahoma landowner who thought his land was worth $419,000 has lost an appeal with the State Supreme Court in a fight over an underground natural gas reservoir.

In a ruling earlier this month, the high court upheld a Haskell County judge’s ruling that awarded landowner Royce Larsen only $9,000 after his 80 …

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