The Oklahoman’s energy reporter, Jay Marks, had a story last week about the 1,200 jobs that could be created in Oklahoma and the impact on the crude supply hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, where the proposed Keystone XL would connect on its way to the Texas Gulf Coast.
The U.S. State Department held a hearing in Midwest City last summer about the proposed pipelne. Here is a transcript of that hearing.
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President Barack Obama, who has until Feb. 21 to make a decision on the 1,700-mile pipeline to carry oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast, plans to reject the pipeline on Wednesday, Politico.com is reporting.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, and Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, released comments on the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to hear 1st Lt. Michael Behenna’s appeal:
Inhofe said, “We must ensure the rights of our service men and women are protected which includes the right to appeal. I support the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to ensure his trial was fair and included all the evidence.”
Lankford said, “The U.S.…
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces agreed on Friday to hear the appeal of 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, an Edmond native.
Here is the brief filed by Behenna’s attorneys asking the court to take the case:
The Army waived its right to file a brief in opposition, relying instead on the opinion from the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals rejecting Behenna’s claims of an unfair trial. That opinion is here:
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Markwayne Mullin, the fundraising leader among those hoping to replace Rep. Dan Boren in Congress, plans to begin airing ads introducing the plumbing company owner and rancher to eastern Oklahoma voters.
Mullin is a Republican from Adair County.
The 60-second spot “represents an important step in our fight to return our country to the fundamental values that made our country great,” Mullin said in a news release.
“This spot tells a little about my story as a rancher, businessman and family man _ and shows how conservative, eastern Oklahoma values will be the bedrock for restoring America.…
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The Environmental Protection Agency has developed an interactive tool to track the biggest stationary sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the country. Users can find the sources of emissions in their states and cities. The biggest sources in Oklahoma are power plants and refineries, though none come close to emitting the level of greenhouse gases cited in the Associated Press story below.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.…
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In a report released Wednesday to accompany President Barack Obama’s focus on renewed investment in the U.S. economy, the White House credits the natural gas boom for fueling economic expansion. Here is an excerpt from the report:
America’s Natural Resource Boom
Only a few years ago, fears of a looming natural gas shortage led to significant investments in the rapid
construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) port facilities that could enable the United States to import
vast quantities of natural gas.…
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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, visited Oklahoma members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan over the weekend to wish them a happy new year. He took letters from students of Grove Valley Elementary in Edmond.
“It is an honor to spend New Year’s with our troops in Afghanistan again this year,” said Inhofe.
“Our men and women in uniform and their families sacrifice so much to protect our nation and defend our freedoms. The Christmas and New Year’s times are especially difficult times to be deployed.…
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