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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The Honey Springs Battlefield in McIntosh and Muskogee Counties has been designated as national historic landmark, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced Monday.
The Civil War battlefield was one of 13 national historic landmarks announced.
“These national historic landmark designations span more than two centuries of our country’s history, from 17th century architecture to a Civil War battlefield to a 19th century-Kentucky whiskey distillery that continued to operate through the Prohibition era,” Salazar said.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced that he will nominate Gina McCarthy as the new EPA administrator.
“By nominating Gina McCarthy to replace Lisa Jackson, the President is making it clear that he wants to continue pursuing an aggressive climate agenda at EPA. As head of the Air office, McCarthy oversaw some of the agency’s most costly and controversial rules, like the Utility MACT.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, told the Oklahoman on Friday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will consider listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, rather than as an endangered one. Inhofe got the news from the agency’s director Friday morning.
Inhofe, state legislators and private interests have been working to keep the bird off the endangered species list because of the impact the listing could have on energyproduction, farming and ranching and road construction in western Oklahoma.
Inhofe said it was “very good news” and a testament to the work done by a coalition in Oklahoma.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, a frequent critic of the Environmental Protection Agency, said at a Capitol Hill news conference on Tuesday that the reelection of President Barack Obama will make it difficult to defeat some of the regulations under consideration by the agency.
Inhofe joined with leaders of the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think tank that promotes free-market solutions to social and economic issues, to deliver petitions signed by about 16,000 people. The petitions call on Congress to rein in the agency and say, in part, “Whereas, regulators at the EPA, having lost their war to scare America into giving them legislation that would allow them to seize control of virtually all energy production and use, are perverting the Clean Air law to give themselves unprecedented powers to regulate American society.”
Inhofe said the agency is currently crafting regulations that would regulate oil and gas drilling, the boilers used by manufacturers and farm dust.…
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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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UPDATE: Sanders has been on the Senate floor for more than 45 minutes challenging Inhofe’s statements and view on climate change. Inhofe stood up at 2:50 p.m. central time to ask for time to respond to Sanders’ comments. Inhofe will likely begin speaking momentarily.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, is scheduled to give a speech in the U.S. Senate at 2 p.m. central time challenging Sen. Jim Inhofe’s view that man-made global warming is a “hoax.”
In a press release, Sanders says it is a mistake for those who take climate change seriously to dismiss Inhofe, R-Tulsa, because the Republican Party follows him on the issue.…
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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, plans to deliver a speech on the Senate floor at around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday about his views that the Environmental Protection Agency is targeting oil and gas companies that do hydraulic fracturing in the region that includes Oklahoma and Texas. His speech can be viewed here or on C-SPAN2 on television.…
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Sen. Jim Inhofe’s book, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, was released this week, published by WND Books. It chronicles Inhofe’s crusade against scientists, politicians and others who have proposed tighter limits on greenhouse gas emissions to slow global warming.
Inhofe, R-Tulsa, has called man-made global warming a hoax.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, has written a second book, called The Debt Bomb, which is set to be released on April 17 and published by Thomas Nelson.…
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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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