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.
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 100th Meridian passes through Oklahoma and splits the continent in two. An explorer and geologist in the late-1800s suggested this map line marked the start of the arid American West. Scientists now say he was right — and that climate change is moving it, which could have profound effects on farmers and ranchers.