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“Governor Fallin: Let Scientist Study Earthquakes Before Any Drilling Decisions are Made”

The Stillwater area is near the center of Oklahoma’s increased earthquake activity, which federal and university scientists say is likely […]

State Senate Easily Passes Bill that Could Make Mining Permits Harder to Get

SB1184, by Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, would change the permitting process at the state Department of Mines. Powered by WPeMatico

Oklahoma’s Largest Earthquake ‘Potentially Triggered’ by Smaller Disposal Well Quake, New Study Suggests

Oil and gas industry-related waste water injection may have triggered a cascading sequence of earthquakes that culminated in Oklahoma’s largest […]

“Federal Judge Allows Sierra Club Lawsuit Against Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. to Proceed”

A federal judge in Muskogee has ruled that the Sierra Club’s lawsuit against OG&E can “proceed on a limited basis.” […]

Oklahoma Moves Up the Ranks by Adding More Wind Energy to its Electricity Mix

Wind energy accounted for 14.8 percent of the electricity generated in Oklahoma in 2013, an American Wind Energy analysis of […]

Lawmakers Join Landowners Who Think Getting a Mining Permit Is Too Easy

Limestone and sand miners are getting a lot of attention from the state legislature lately. Powered by WPeMatico

StateImpact: Lawmakers Join Landowners Who Think Getting a Mining Permit is Too Easy

Limestone and sand miners are getting a lot of attention lately. The amount of groundwater they can displace from the […]

“Changing Directions: Horizontal Drilling, Earthquakes Forcing Regulators to Reconsider Rules”

Oklahoma is experiencing some growing pains as its oil and gas regulator considers changing rules to accommodate horizontal drilling. Source: […]

Most of the State Abnormally Dry As Drought Creeps East Into Oklahoma City

Save for a tiny corner of far southeast Oklahoma, the entire state is either abnormally dry, or already in drought. […]

“Oklahoma State Agency Consolidation Bill Advances”

Gov. Mary Fallin called for the consolidation of the Oklahoma Historical Society, Arts Council and Department of Tourism during her […]

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