Here’s a roundup of some of the biggest policy issues on deck for the upcoming year and legislative session.
Wagner has close personal and business ties to Scott Pruitt, who ran the EPA until he was forced out in July.
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.
Energy companies were the largest business sector contributing to a PAC organized to defeat SQ 788.