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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Millions of gallons of oil, wastewater spilled over last three years, state data shows

A little more than half of oil spilled between 2014 and 2016 was recovered, while about two-thirds of wastewater spilled was recovered, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission data shows.
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‘You’re gutting the EPA’: Scott Pruitt’s talk at Earth Day Texas met with protests

"We don't want you here speaking," a protestor carrying a white banner that read "Scott Pruitt" yelled. "You are part of the problem, Scott Pruitt."
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EPA: Oklahoma isn’t doing enough to protect citizens from earthquakes

The EPA has told Oklahoma officials they aren’t doing enough to protect the state’s drinking water and citizens from induced earthquakes.
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