Details of Oklahoma Budget Agreement Conceal Cuts for Oklahoma Environmental Agencies
On paper, it looks like two environmental agencies received funding boosts, but a closer look at the numbers shows the increases aren’t what they appear.
Budget Crisis Could Hinder State’s Ability to Manage Floods and Protect Streams
Oil and gas are endangering the state’s streams, soil, and wetlands. Not by polluting them — that’s a different argument — but because plummeting oil prices have blown a billion dollar hole in Oklahoma’s budget.
Fallin Taps Emergency Fund and Feds To Fix Oklahoma’s Flood-Damaged Dams
Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday announced $1.8 million from the state emergency fund — which will qualify Oklahoma for even more in federal money — to fix 65 dams.
Water Redistribution and Wild New Ideas Dominate Legislative Study Discussion
Cox, a Republican from Grove, envisions a much more grandiose, and some would say outlandish idea to solve Oklahoma’s water problems for good.
Mapped: Oklahoma’s Dams and the Potential Hazards They Pose
Explore Oklahoma’s dams with StateImpact’s interactive map detailing their age, type, owner, hazard classification and reported failures.
Risk Associated With Dam Failures Grows in Oklahoma, But Safety Funding Lags
For many, it’s been decades since that risk was determined, and the potential hazard has changed because Oklahoma has changed.
Federal Money Flows to Oklahoma for Water Infrastructure Fixes
The past week has seen Oklahoma secure more than $37 million in federal funding for dam improvements across the state and for water system repairs in communities with aging pipes and treatment plants.
If You Want to Build a New Lake in Oklahoma, Forget History
More farmers and new farming practices conspired to doom the reservoir. So why didn’t the lawmakers who fought for the project and the engineers who built it see the failure coming?