Joe Wertz

Joe Wertz
Joe Wertz is a senior reporter and managing editor at StateImpact Oklahoma. He reports regularly on energy and environment issues for national NPR audiences and other national outlets, and serves as president-elect of Freedom of Information Oklahoma, an open records and government transparency nonprofit. Previously, he worked as a managing editor, assistant editor and staff reporter at several major Oklahoma newspapers. He lives in Oklahoma City, and studied journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma.

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Scott Pruitt Out At EPA

After months of ethics scandals and investigations, the embattled Environmental Protection Agency head has resigned, the president said Thursday.

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Updated: June 27, 2018 | 12:10 am

Oklahoma voters approve state question to legalize medical marijuana

Preliminary results show 58% voted 'yes' on SQ 788.
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Oklahoma becomes first state to get EPA approval to manage coal ash

Environmental groups plan to challenge the decision in court.

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Researchers may have found deep, previously unmapped faults that could be a source of Oklahoma’s earthquake uptick

Scientists have linked thousands of earthquakes to oil-field disposal wells, but new research helps explain why much of the shaking doesn’t line up with maps of known faults.

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Judge approves class-action status for earthquake lawsuit against oil company

Trial is set for September.
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