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  • ☆ Oklahoma's drought a serious problem for farmers November 19, 2014
    Sutherland and speaker Jason Warren, assistant professor and soil and water conservation/ management extension specialist, set a conversational tone at Tuesday's Science Cafe OSU called Drought: Then and Now. “Science Cafe is meant to […]
  • ☆ Glennon addressed water sustainability November 19, 2014
    Robert Glennon, water resource expert and author, presented at Cameron University's triennial academic festival, “Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities,” on Tuesday, addressing the water crisis that a majority of southwestern Ok […]
  • ⚐ ☆ 6 Investigates: Oklahoma's 'Largest Oil And Gas Drilling Spill O - NewsOn6.com ... November 19, 2014
    The spill near Hennessey happened just as crews were about to hydraulically fracture a well. To Jason Hawk and his wife, it's more than a spill; it's the devastation of their alfalfa crop and an uncertain future for their soil, la […]
  • ☆ Federal jury sides with rural water district November 18, 2014
    GUTHRIE — A federal jury in Oklahoma City found in favor of Rural Water District No. 1 over the City of Guthrie in a 10-plus year lawsuit fight over water rights. The water district was awarded $1.28 million in damages last week. The water […]
  • ⚐ ☆ COLUMN-Water is the biggest output of US oil and gas wells: Kemp November 18, 2014
    The five old oil- and gas-producing states of Texas (7.4 billion barrels of water ), California (2.6 billion), Oklahoma (2.2 billion), Kansas (1.2 billion) and Louisiana (1.1 billion) accounted for almost three quarters of water production […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Q&A: Oklahoma City Council Ward 8 candidate Mark Stonecipher November 15, 2014
    Also, Oklahoma City has a great history of leadership regarding water issues. This great vision dates back to the 1950's when Stanley Draper and Senator Robert S. Kerr planned for the construction of Lake Draper and acquiring Lake Atok […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Parents And Students Concerned About Water Quality At Strother School November 15, 2014
    STROTHER, Oklahoma -. Students said it's gross and parents said they want to know why. We're talking about the tap water at Strother K-12 School, which is an hour southeast of Oklahoma City off I-40. Kids and parents told us the s […]
  • ☆ Oklahoma Outcry Continues Against EPA's 'Waters Of The United States' Rule November 14, 2014
    Since the federal Clean Water Act first became law in 1972, there's been confusion over which bodies of water qualify for protection under its provisions. Enter the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the U.S. rule, w […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin calls for feds to withdraw water rule November 14, 2014
    Fallin says the new proposal will put more water and land under the jurisdiction of the federal government — a move she says amounts to a “power grab that will hurt state economies and destroy jobs.” But agency officials say the proposed ru […]
  • ☆ Experts discuss SW Oklahoma's weakening water supply November 14, 2014
    The panel discussion focused on the need to create both a short and long-term water conservation plan. Lake Waurika is currently 18-feet below normal. Lake Tom Steed in Altus has gone from 90-percent to 24-percent capacity since 2011. The e […]
  • ☆ Oklahoma receives over $14M from EPA to fund drinking water systems across ... November 14, 2014
    DALLAS, TEXAS, Nov. 13, 2014 -- In an effort to fund drinking water systems throughout the state of Oklahoma , the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $14,226,000 to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ). The […]
  • ☆ LRU Presents The Cherokee Word for Water November 13, 2014
    Based on the true story of the Bell Waterline Project, The Cherokee Word for Water begins with Mankiller's return to her rural Oklahoma Cherokee community where many homes lacked running water and others were little more than shacks. A […]
  • ☆ What Oklahoma Can Learn From A Municipal Ban On Fracking In Texas November 13, 2014
    In Oklahoma , Norman has been limiting outdoor water use and carwashing to remedy water supply problems brought on by drought and low levels at Lake Thunderbird. And when some residents learned that an oil and gas driller had received a per […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Toxic water flowing from an Oklahoma family's home November 13, 2014
    SPARKS,Okla. – An Oklahoma family has toxic drinking water and a sulfur-like smell filling their home. They family insists oil drilling has caused it, but the Oklahoma Corporation Commission(OCC) says that's simply not true. The family […]
  • ☆ Inhofe calls for EPA to withdraw proposed rules on waterways November 12, 2014
    Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe says a new rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency should be withdrawn immediately. In 1972, Congress gave the EPA authority to enforce the Clean Water Act in "navigable" waterways. The new […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Sen. Jim Inhofe: EPA should withdraw proposed water rule November 12, 2014
    Ron Curry, the assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency region that includes Oklahoma , has said the EPA's newly proposed Waters of the United States rule will provide slam-dunk benefits to Oklahomans that would […]
  • ☆ Water symposium on Illinois River watershed November 12, 2014
    Sponsored by the Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs, the symposium, organized by the Oklahoma Water Resources Center and the Arkansas Resources Center, took place in West Siloam Springs. About 75 invited participants learned about proje […]
  • ⚐ ☆ Cotton Harvest Under Way In Southwest Oklahoma November 11, 2014
    ALTUS, Oklahoma - Leslie Smith, Radio Oklahoma Network - Cotton fields in southwest Oklahoma are in full bloom and farmers like Matt Muller are beginning to pick their crop near the Quartz Mountains. "Where we have irrigation water yie […]
  • ☆ Fewer Oklahoma communities have fluoridated water November 11, 2014
    Fairview, a northwestern Oklahoma community with about 2,600 residents, recently stopped fluoridating its water because of a tornado a few years ago. Fairview city manager Paul Southwick said the twister damaged the city's water treatm […]
  • ☆ Water rate proposal garners unanimous support November 11, 2014
    Mayor Cindy Rosenthal said the city is under the gun to move forward with the water plant's Phase II upgrades because of new requirements issued by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. In addition to better disinfection of […]
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