Economy, Energy

Mining, conservation in eastern Oklahoma now under federal control

Due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s McGirt ruling, control and oversight of mining and various environmental regulations in eastern Oklahoma are now the domain of the federal government.

Ray Carter
April 7, 2021
Energy

‘Green’ technology poses long-term threat to roads

Growing use of alternative-fuel vehicles threatens to dramatically reduce funding for Oklahoma’s roads and bridges by slashing gasoline consumption.

Ray Carter
February 4, 2021
Energy

Agency reports predict wide range of McGirt problems

The Seminole Nation has indicated it plans to impose a tribal tax on oil production within its territory, representing the latest repercussion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s McGirt v. Oklahoma decision that declared a tribal reservation was never disestablished in Oklahoma.

Ray Carter
January 5, 2021
Economy, Energy

State treasurer restates warning about oilfield woes

Oil field struggles continue to negatively impact Oklahoma government revenue, leading State Treasurer Randy McDaniel to again warn lawmakers that tough financial times lie ahead.

Ray Carter
December 8, 2020
Economy, Energy

Oil prices impacting state finances

A new report from the state treasurer shows that the ongoing crash in oil-and-gas prices continues to hammer Oklahoma government finances and indicates lawmakers could face a shortfall in the 2021 session.

Ray Carter
November 5, 2020
Energy

Oklahoma wind farms encroaching on military flight paths

Wind farms are being built in military test and training flight paths, apparently in violation of a new state law.

Mike Brake
September 24, 2018