Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, is trying to help people submit public comments to the U.S. State Department regarding the proposal to build the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude from Canada to Nebraska.
The State Department is taking public comments until April 22.
Mullin has provided electronic and physical addresses for submitting comments on his website.
“The details on public comment are available on the State Department’s web site, but that can be difficult to navigate.…
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Rep.-elect Markwayne Mullin got a couple of committee assignments that will be good for his district and the state. The Republican from Westville, who will replace Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, in January, will serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which writes highway bills and monitors transportation issues; and the Natural Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over Indian tribal issues and many energy-related issues on public lands. Boren currently serves on Natural Resources.
Here’s a release from Mullin’s office:
Newly elected Congressman Markwayne Mullin was selected by the Republican Steering Committee to serve on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as the House Committee on Natural Resources.…
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President responded by saying Mitt Romney, while governor of Massachusetts, stood in front of a coal plant and said, “This plant kills.”
Fact-checkers will be all over this one.
Now, they’re absolutely squaring off on oil and gas permitting. Romney pressed the president to say by how much he had cut permits. Romney seems to be chasing him on the stage over this.
Very confrontational. They’re not debating now, they’re arguing. …
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Much is at stake in the second presidential debate tonight, as President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are locked in a very tight race, both nationally and in the swing states that will decide the election on Nov. 6. Since the third debate will focus on foreign affairs, this is the last time, outside of ads and campaign speeches, for the candidates to address the economy, taxes, energy, the environment, the deficit and other domestic issues.…
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Look for Gov. Mary Fallin to give the national television audience a bit of a history lesson about Oklahoma when she speaks to the National Republican Convention in Tampa here Tuesday night and don’t be surprised if she mentions that Janna Little Ryan is an Oklahoman. The theme Tuesday is that Americans build things without the government’s help; it is a counter to remarks by President Barack Obama a few weeks ago that seemed to suggest otherwise but that he has said he didn’t mean that way.…
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Politico has a story on its website about tweets sent by actor Alec Baldwin about Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa.…
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Led by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, members of Congress from Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for more information about how the Lesser Prairie Chicken became the focus of possible federal protection.
Lawmakers from the states sent a letter on Monday requesting that Salazar explain why the bird’s priority number underwent a “dramatic shift,” going from 8, which is low, to 2, in December 2008. That was in the last few weeks of former President George W.…
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According to a story in The Hill, the Sierra Club accepted $26 million from the natural gas industry, with most coming from Chesapeake Energy chief Aubrey McClendon.…
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President Barack Obama, suddenly a huge booster of domestic natural gas, unveiled some new initiatives in Las Vegas on Thursday. Here are excerpts from his prepared remarks. He deviated somewhat from them, even quoting the oft-heard phrase that the United States is now “the Saudi Arabia of natural gas.”
Part of my blueprint for an economy built to last is American energy. And that’s why we’re here today.
For decades, America has been talking about decreasing our dependence on foreign oil.…
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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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