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Energy

Stitt challenges Biden administration on mineral regulation

Gov. Kevin Stitt has sued the federal government to challenge the Biden administration’s efforts to strip Oklahoma of its jurisdiction to regulate surface coal mining.

Ray Carter
July 19, 2021
Law & Principles, Economy, Energy

Attorney General tells agencies to ignore federal demand

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has told state agencies they should not comply with a Biden administration demand that they cede regulatory authority over mining in eastern Oklahoma to federal authorities.

Ray Carter
April 16, 2021
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