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New Severance Tax On Limestone Not Dead After All

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma A gate into a silica sand mining operation near Mill Creek in south-central Oklahoma. For […]

Maintenance Backlog Could Dock Oil-Fueled Shipping Boom at Oklahoma Port

The oil boom and pipeline bottleneck has been good to Oklahoma’s Port of Catoosa. The inland river-port — which connects […]

“Okla., Ark. Make Pact for Illinois River Study”

Oklahoma and Arkansas have agreed to a third-party study of the Arkansas River, which has been a center of worry […]

Chesapeake: Internal Probe of McClendon Reveals No ‘Intentional Misconduct’

Scott Detrow / StateImpact Pennsylvania Chesapeake Energy on Wednesday said its internal review of outgoing CEO Aubrey McClendon’s financial transactions revealed […]

State and Tribal Governments Need More Time To Talk Over Their Water Issues

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma The Vendome Well at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, Okla. The State of […]

“Del City Could Provide Oasis in Drought”

Del City is allotted water from Lake Thunderbird, but it relies on wells. So Norman is considering buying some of […]

“Oil and Natural Gas Production Drives Electricity Boom”

Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas boom is a big electricity hog, and rural utilities are struggling to keep up. Source: […]

“OKC Has No Extra Water to Sell for Norman’s Use”

OKC “has no water to sell” these days, so Norman is relying on mandatory conservation and hoping the state Department […]

“Legislative Shortsightedness On Water May Harm Oklahoma”

Previous generations of state leaders planned for water needs decades into the future. With drought and a rapidly aging infrastructure, […]

Limestone Miners Avoid New Tax Again This Session

Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma State Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, in his office at his Capitol office. An effort to […]

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