Environmental groups file suit seeking to overturn EPA’s transfer of coal ash disposal regulation to state

In June 2018, Oklahoma was the first state to have its coal ash program approved by the EPA.
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Lawmaker examining growth of Oklahoma chicken farms is also employed by Arkansas poultry company

Rep. Josh West said he does not believe his job conflicts with his duties as a state legislator or as a member of the new council to examine the growth of poultry farms in the state.
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State, Cherokee Nation announce plans to study growth of chicken farms in northeastern Oklahoma

In Delaware County alone, the Department of Agriculture has issued licenses to 162 operators for 712 total chicken houses holding nearly 19.6 million birds, most of which go to Simmons Foods.
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State officials investigate Oklahoma lake named for Tulsa Klansman

The Grand River Dam Authority will review the name lake named in honor of one of the founding members of the Ku Klux Klan.
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‘Contaminated, totally:’ A tour of Tar Creek

The shifting piles of mining waste, collapsing mines, sinking grounds and toxic streams near the Tar Creek Superfund site ensure that change in the area is constant. One northeastern Oklahoma organization is hoping to see change for the better.
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Lawsuit filed in fight over Oklahoma City’s Sardis Lake, Kiamichi River water permit

The suit asks the court to vacate the OWRB’s approval of a permit allowing Oklahoma City to withdraw up to 37.5 billion gallons of water each year from Sardis Lake and the Kiamichi River.
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Oklahoma business, municipal and energy groups ask federal court to reconsider death penalty decision from ‘Indian Country’

The U.S. Department of Justice is also asking the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of appeals to reconsider the decision, after a panel of judges found the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation was not disestablished and that the state did not have jurisdiction.
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State board set to vote on order sending water from Sardis Lake to Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board is set to consider on Oct. 10 a proposed order that would send around 37.5 billion gallons of water annually from Sardis Lake and the Kiamichi River to Oklahoma City.
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Judge greenlights testimony from former state seismologist in earthquake lawsuit

The judge's ruling also gives access to communications between government officials and Tulsa-based New Dominion LLC regarding links between disposal wells and seismic activity.
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Oklahoma second in nation for number of pipeline spills, federal data shows

The state is also third in the nation in amounts of crude oil and other hazardous liquids spilled from pipelines from 2010 to mid-2017.
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