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  • Blue Knight Energy Partners crossing the Canadian River with new pipeline upgrade

    According to court records, BKEP Pipeline LLC. intends to replace sections of pipeline that cross the Canadian River in southern Cleveland County. In May 2017, the Delaware-based pipeline company Blue Knight Energy Partners filed an eminent domain petition for county property located in the Canadian River...

    The politics of police militarization in Norman: the BEARCAT emails

    The City of Norman’s plans to purchase a BEARCAT military vehicle hit a roadblock in July 2015 when it was brought before City Council on the consent docket. Due to low attendance by council members, the vote was delayed until the August 2015 council meeting. Still lacking public support a month...

    Cleveland County DA Greg Mashburn campaign contributors

    Documents collected from the Oklahoma Ethics Commission website list financial contributions to Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn’s 2014 campaign fund. Some noteworthy contributors include Oklahoma restaurant mogul Hal Smith, former OU football coach Barry Switzer, and country music...

    Valero Energy, Plains All American top list of companies fined for toxic releases in Oklahoma

    Documents obtained from the US EPA website show Plains All American and Valero Energy are among the top three companies issued federal penalties for environmental violations in the state of Oklahoma.  Plains All American and Valero are partners in the Diamond Pipeline which is currently under construction...

    Plains Pipeline was issued warning prior to Kingfisher spill

    According to a report from KFOR TV, Plains All American Pipeline spilled more 18,000 gallons of crude oil in Kingfisher County last week.  The causes of the leak have been attributed to corrosion. In December 2014, Plains All American received a warning letter from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...

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