Testimony ends as Delaware County residents seek injunction against permits for poultry farm

The lawsuit comes after a significant increase in poultry operations in eastern Oklahoma — especially in Delaware County — beginning in late 2017 after Simmons Foods announced its plans to build a new poultry processing facility in Gentry, Ark.
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Illinois River watershed committee holds first meeting, eyes water quality credit program

The co-founder of Save the Illinois River said Arkansas’ acknowledgement of Oklahoma’s .037 mg/L phosphorus limit was a huge step forward, but that he hoped the agreement between the two states did not result in another study that yields little or no improvement in water quality.
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Grand River Dam Authority looking to sell its Vinita headquarters, build new facility near Chouteau

A notice on the GRDA's website states the public utility will conduct a sealed-offer sale for the property at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12.
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GRDA board approves cost increase for firm planning Illinois River white water park

The $585,000 change order to Denver, Colo.,-based engineering and design firm Merrick & Company, which was hired through a no-bid contract in 2018, is a more than 50 percent increase from the original $1.1 million contract to plan out a white water rafting park near the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.
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Judge to decide fate of Kiamichi River, Sardis Lake water lawsuit

The attorney for the landowners asked that the judge sit by the river while considering the case, because “I think the river will have something to say.”
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Delaware County residents ask judge to stop water board from issuing short-term permits to poultry farm

The lawsuit alleges that OWRB’s issuance of multiple short-term groundwater permits since 2018 violated the plaintiffs’ rights.
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Politics, money and sewage: Sniffing out the story in Carlton Landing

When I first heard that wastewater from the town of Carlton Landing had somehow gotten into Lake Eufaula, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
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GRDA board approves $40,000 raise for CEO, votes to decommission plant’s coal-fired unit

The raise, which was voted on by the board after it was discussed in executive session, puts Sullivan’s annual salary at $330,000.
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Ardmore refinery sues chemical manufacturers for toxic ‘forever chemical’

The lawsuit accuses the companies of product liability for defective design, product liability for failure to warn, negligence, gross negligence, fraud and deceit, breach of warranties, unjust enrichment and violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act.
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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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