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StateImpact: Long-term Drought Conditions Could Get Worse

Parts of Oklahoma suffer from severe and exceptional drought conditions for the  third straight year. That is a long time, […]

A Wet Year Doesn’t Mean Any Part of Oklahoma Is Safe From Drought in 2014

This drought might be closer to its beginning than its end, and with little warning could encompass the entire state […]

Former Creek County Refinery Site Added to Superfund Priority List

The Lorraine and Wilcox refineries operated from 1915 until 1965 about 30 miles southwest of Tulsa in Creek County. Powered […]

“Court Looks at EPA Rule on Cross-State Pollution”

The U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared to be most receptive to the federal government’s argument that the Environmental Protection Agency […]

Oil From Oklahoma Hub is Filling Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline

Crude oil has started filling the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is expected to go into service […]

After Year-Long Fight, City and Developer Reach Deal for Piedmont Wind Farm

After a year of grassroots opposition, tumultuous local politics and lawsuits, the City of Piedmont has reached an agreement with […]

“Group: Shale Boom Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions”

“If these products will be made regardless, why would we criticize domestic opportunities to do so,” Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association […]

Railroads Emerge As “Rolling Pipelines” in Scramble to Frack New Shale Plays

Some of the best new oil and gas plays are in some of the most remote areas of the country. […]

New Study Suggests Much Larger Methane Emissions from Oklahoma and Neighbors

A new study of atmospheric methane in the United States suggests much higher levels than previously thought. The new data […]

State Impact: Atmospheric Methane Study

  A new study of atmospheric methane in the United States suggests much higher levels than previously thought. StateImpact’s Joe […]

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