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OG&E ‘Attacked From All Sides’ Over Request for Record Rate Increase

When Oklahoma Gas and Electric — the state’s largest utility — lost its battle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Haze Rule, it was clear the utility would have to spend millions to come into compliance with it, and looming deadlines related to new Mercury and Air Toxics [...]

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 [...]

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