The Kiamichi River Legacy Association sent a required 60-day notice to city, state, federal and tribal governments that it intends to sue if corrections aren’t made.
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An investigation by StateImpact Oklahoma and The Frontier found problems at some work-based recovery programs, including reports of confiscated disability checks and federal scrutiny for labor practices.
Wagner has close personal and business ties to Scott Pruitt, who ran the EPA until he was forced out in July.
Environmental groups want Oklahoma to complete a pollution plan overseen by the EPA, which the backed away from in recent years.
In a 6-3 ruling, the state’s highest court agreed the state has “exclusive authority” over produced water.
The federal government is once again considering whether to use the Endangered Species Act to protect the Lesser Prairie Chicken, a finicky bird struggling to thrive in increasingly fragile western grasslands.
The Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association seeks an injunction and a ruling that counties lack authority over oil-field wastewater.
Federal agency is also examining safety equipment and crew training, communication and experience.