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EPA Rejects Texas’ Plan to Reduce Haze at Oklahoma Wildlife Refuge

Oklahoma’s largest utility companies will spend more than $1 billion to upgrade coal-fired power plants or retire them in favor of natural gas, all to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Haze Rule, which is meant to improve visibility at national parks and wildlife refuges. But as StateImpact reported, the haze issues at [...]

Why Oklahoma’s Attorney General is Using Coal to Fight the EPA

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is no fan of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and filing lawsuits against the federal agency has become a signature of the state’s chief legal adviser. Pruitt on Aug. 21 said he would appeal the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that rejected Oklahoma’s authority to use its own regulatory [...]

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