Carlton Landing water board to consider hiring former DEQ attorney, accept loan from developer to pay fines

The agenda contained measures to accept a loan from the town's developer, consider a special assessment to customer bills to pay for an attorney, and to hire former DEQ attorney Rob Singletary.
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Oklahoma DEQ opens criminal inquiry after more water discharged from town’s sewer lagoons into Lake Eufaula

On Saturday, Carlton Landing’s water board met and passed a measure that would “not allow any further bypasses to occur” from the lagoon system, unless it was through the DEQ-authorized aeration system or by hauling the water out to an approved treatment facility.
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Construction projects halted as state DEQ issues second order against Carlton Landing’s water district

After revelations the town’s water district had pumped millions of gallons of water from its sewage lagoons onto U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land and into Lake Eufaula, records show progress on building projects the town requested on public land was ordered halted.
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Records: Town’s water district dumped millions of gallons of water from sewer lagoons into Lake Eufaula

Carlton Landing’s water district was fined and placed under a consent order by the Oklahoma DEQ after it failed to complete the requirements of a separate consent order, issued after repeated violations, an investigation by The Frontier found.
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Joe Exotic trial begins with accounts of murder-for hire plot, shooting sedated tigers

In one unsuccessful plot, Maldonado-Passage allegedly gave a worker at the Wynnewood Zoo an envelope stuffed with $3,000 in cash, a new cell phone and a fake ID and sent him to Florida to kill his rival.
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OU’s baboon breeding program is ending, but the animals will still be bred for medical research

OU’s baboon breeding program has been transferred to the Michale E. Keeling Center near Bastrop, Texas.
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Bill to rename lake named for Tulsa Klansman sinks

SB 937 would have changed the name of Lake Hudson in Mayes County to Lake Markham, in honor of a family that helped settle the area around the Grand River in the 1840s.
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As legislative deadline nears, poultry house regulation bill declared ‘dead’ by author

The bill requiring poultry house setbacks had been assigned to the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, which was scheduled to meet on Monday afternoon. But the meeting was cancelled by the committee's chairman Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, before the bill could be heard.
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State water board approves water quality variance rule opposed by environmental groups

A separate rule that would have lowered the permitted amount of the chemical selenium in most rivers and stream was withdrawn after the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality opposed the stricter requirements.
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Agriculture board sets new poultry house setback rules

The rules, which are less strict than those that had been put out by ODAFF for public comment, must now get the approval of the Legislature and governor.
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