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EPA gives Oklahoma authority over many tribal environmental issues

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning its oversight of a number of environmental issues on tribal lands over to the state of Oklahoma.
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Pennsylvania: Wolf administration joins 6 states in commitment to promote carbon capture

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced his administration is joining with six other states – Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Oklahoma and Wyoming in expressing a commitment to a regional CO2 transport infrastructure plan.

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Susan Smith Richardson: Don’t quarantine coronavirus data

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Supreme Court gives Oklahoma’s Indian tribes a say over oil wells and pipelines

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Neil Gorsuch affirms that treaties with Tribal Nations are the law

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Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge

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Chesapeake Energy's likely bankruptcy follows years of debt and a natural gas glut

Chesapeake Energy, the Oklahoma company that saw natural gas as the future, is collapsing under mounds of debt.
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Report: Chesapeake Energy plans to file for bankruptcy

Oklahoma-based company led land rush into northeast Pennsylvania at start of fracking boom.

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Texas and Oklahoma weigh production quotas for oil

Now that Russia, Saudi Arabia and other producers have decided to cut production of oil in the face of the global collapse in demand, some American companies want Texas and Oklahoma to follow suit.
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White House likely to pursue federal aid for shale companies hit by oil shock downturn

The White House is considering including federal aid for natural gas companies as it seeks targeted help for certain sectors.
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Oil price war threatens widespread collateral damage

A standoff between Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked one of the steepest drops ever in crude oil prices.
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Water

No excuse for taking a full decade to make a ruling on chicken litter lawsuit

A full decade after final arguments were completed in a federal lawsuit over northeastern Oklahoma water pollution, a decision may finally be rendered.

grist.org
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Big Oil wants to dump more wastewater into rivers. What could go wrong?

Wastewater from drilling and fracking contains hundreds of toxic chemicals, many of which are poorly understood.
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