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    Gas giant OG&E still tops list of green house gas emitters

    According to the most recent emissions reports from the US Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), released more than 16.7 million metric tons of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere during 2015. GDE Error: Unable to determine file type from URL While OG&E’s green...

    Former council member asked City to set election on OG&E contract renewal

    Shortly before leaving office, Norman Ward 5 city council member and OG&E employee, James Chappel, authored a letter to the City Manager suggesting Norman schedule a vote renewing OG&E’s contract for electric utility services within the City of Norman. Download (PDF, 8.38MB) While it may not...

    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...

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