Logan Layden http://kosu.org en Boom and Gloom: Tourism and Industry Collide Along Oklahoma’s Scenic Rivers http://kosu.org/post/boom-and-gloom-tourism-and-industry-collide-along-oklahoma-s-scenic-rivers <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">This is part three of StateImpact Oklahoma’s four-part series on the history of Oklahoma’s scenic rivers and the environmental threats they face. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:48:42 +0000 Logan Layden 6890 at http://kosu.org Boom and Gloom: Tourism and Industry Collide Along Oklahoma’s Scenic Rivers Flaming Waterways and Death Threats: The History of Oklahoma’s Scenic Rivers http://kosu.org/post/flaming-waterways-and-death-threats-history-oklahoma-s-scenic-rivers <p><em style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">This is part one of StateImpact Oklahoma’s four-part series on the history of Oklahoma’s scenic rivers and the threats they face.&nbsp;</em></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:46:57 +0000 Logan Layden 6342 at http://kosu.org Flaming Waterways and Death Threats: The History of Oklahoma’s Scenic Rivers StateImpact's Logan Layden to Moderate Norman Fracking Forum http://kosu.org/post/stateimpacts-logan-layden-moderate-norman-fracking-forum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hydraulic fracturing, or "</span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," remains a much-talked-about topic in Oklahoma.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Norman Public Library hosts a public forum on the subject tonight at 7:00 p.m. and&nbsp;</span>StateImpact’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Logan </span>Layden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be moderating. He sat down with </span>KOSU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Nikole<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Robinson Carroll for this preview of the event.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:44:38 +0000 Nikole Robinson Carroll & Logan Layden 6054 at http://kosu.org StateImpact's Logan Layden to Moderate Norman Fracking Forum State Parks Director Says State Parks “Not On The List” Of Core Services http://kosu.org/post/state-parks-director-says-state-parks-not-list-core-services <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">State tourism officials are&nbsp;</span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/07/10/four-more-state-parks-at-risk-as-budget-cuts-and-low-attendance-loom/" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">considering closing or transferring</a><span style=" Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:45:19 +0000 Logan Layden 6047 at http://kosu.org State Parks Director Says State Parks “Not On The List” Of Core Services Why The OKC Coalition To Pump Water From Southeast Oklahoma Fell Apart http://kosu.org/post/why-okc-coalition-pump-water-southeast-oklahoma-fell-apart <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Oklahoma City has been&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.okc.gov/agendapub/cache/2/0yjkixbwz3rofwzv3hfnyy45/151799307172014063759127.PDF" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="OKClink">pumping water out</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;of southeast Oklahoma along the </span>Atoka<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> pipeline for 50 years. But in the future, the aging pipeline won’t be able to carry enough water to meet the growing needs of Oklahoma City, let alone the rest of central Oklahoma,</span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/08/12/okcs-tab-for-tapping-sardis-water-could-be-1-billion/" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">so the plan</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;is to build another one right next to the existing one. Oklahoma City Utilities Director Marsha Slaughter:</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">“Yeah, have to, have to. It’s about how big the pipeline will be and whether a third one will be necessary at some point in the future,” Slaughter says. “Because we already have 117 miles of pipeline to southeast Oklahoma, it makes sense for us to continue to grow that supply.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:31:20 +0000 Logan Layden 5155 at http://kosu.org Why The OKC Coalition To Pump Water From Southeast Oklahoma Fell Apart StateImpact: Why Norman Is The Only Oklahoma Town Where Citizens Control the Price of Water http://kosu.org/post/stateimpact-why-norman-only-oklahoma-town-where-citizens-control-price-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Norman is the only city in Oklahoma where utility rates are determined by a vote of the people — who aren’t always willing to charge themselves more for water. A proposal to change that came before the city council last week. </span>StateImpact’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Logan </span>Layden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was there to hear the debate, and reports on the lessons other cities can glean from a more democratic, but less efficient way of setting water rates.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:16:43 +0000 Logan Layden 4248 at http://kosu.org StateImpact: Why Norman Is The Only Oklahoma Town Where Citizens Control the Price of Water GOP and Democrats Go to Runoff Vote for District 5; Hiett Wins Corporation Commission Spot http://kosu.org/post/gop-and-democrats-go-runoff-vote-district-5-hiett-wins-corporation-commission-spot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The election to fill the </span>5<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District seat that opened when James </span>Lankford<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> decided to run for U.S. Senate is going to a run-off on both the Democratic and Republican sides.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:57:18 +0000 Logan Layden 4185 at http://kosu.org GOP and Democrats Go to Runoff Vote for District 5; Hiett Wins Corporation Commission Spot Norman’s Choice - Wastewater Reuse or Reliance on Oklahoma City’s Pipelines http://kosu.org/post/norman-s-choice-wastewater-reuse-or-reliance-oklahoma-city-s-pipelines <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Oklahoma’s third largest city is at a water crossroads.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:16:01 +0000 Logan Layden 3923 at http://kosu.org Norman’s Choice - Wastewater Reuse or Reliance on Oklahoma City’s Pipelines StateImpact: Court Losses Won’t Deter Attorney General Scott Pruitt In His Fight With The EPA http://kosu.org/post/stateimpact-court-losses-won-t-deter-attorney-general-scott-pruitt-his-fight-epa <p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:00:44 +0000 Logan Layden 3610 at http://kosu.org StateImpact: Court Losses Won’t Deter Attorney General Scott Pruitt In His Fight With The EPA Oklahoma Attorney General Ready to Fight EPA Proposal to Cut Carbon Emissions http://kosu.org/post/oklahoma-attorney-general-ready-fight-epa-proposal-cut-carbon-emissions <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The U.S. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:19:49 +0000 Logan Layden 3213 at http://kosu.org Oklahoma Attorney General Ready to Fight EPA Proposal to Cut Carbon Emissions