Natural Resources


Policy related to Oklahoma’s water, wildlife and outdoors.

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State Officials: Oklahoma Needs Oil Industry’s Help to Meet Water Goals

Daniel Foster / Flickr Insufficient rains and increasing demand put enormous pressure on Oklahoma’s water resources both on the surface and underground. But it’s also hard to overstate the role evaporation plays in the drought. The oil and gas industry has been part of the problem, storing tens of millions of gallons of water needed [...]

On the Mountain Fork River, Environmental Protection Equals Economic Development

This is the final part of StateImpact Oklahoma’s series on the history of Oklahoma’s scenic rivers and the environmental threats they face. Part three is available here. Eddie Brister knows how the stream warms and cools, and where the current rushes and eddies. He knows every pebble in the river, and he can spot a [...]

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