Despite experiencing some of the most severe weather events in the nation, there are no state laws requiring storm shelters in Oklahoma. Public shelters have largely been closed leaving people with disabilities without a safe option during storms.
At least 30 percent of Oklahoma dams are at the end of their 50-year design life. With climate change expected to bring an increase in heavy precipitation, can they hold up?
Scientists are getting better data on the earth’s changing climate. Now there’s a push to use the information stream to help us cope with the extremes we know are coming. One leader in this is Oklahoma.
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.
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.
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.