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Earthquake discussion open to public

Oklahoma Sierra Club and Kansas Sierra Club call on concerned people to join them in Norman from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Norman Public Library (Central Branch) 225 N. Webster to discuss the ongoing threat of earthquakes plaguing the region and to examine the practice of fracking which utilizes underground injection wells to dispose of its waste ...

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Oil and gas ordinance in holding pattern

Mayor Gina Noble’s first meeting holding the gavel was lengthy but remained civil even though it included a public hearing on zoning changes potentially affecting oil and gas drilling in and near Stillwater. It’s a contentious issue that prompted the authoring of eight bills this legislative session as Stillwater, Norman and a few other Oklahoma cities considered ordinances governing oil ...

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Economists: Oil prices could cost Oklahoma jobs

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An economist says continued low prices for crude oil could cost Oklahoma up to 1,000 jobs next year. Oklahoma State University economics professor Dan Rickman told The Norman Transcript (http://bit.ly/1rTfo2E ) that while consumers benefit at the gasoline pump, the state’s overall economy will likely suffer. Rickman forecasts a “kind of slight decline in jobs.” He ...

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Governor Fallin: Let scientists study earthquakes before any drilling decisions are made

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STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma scientists need to determine if there is a correlation between earthquake activity and oil and natural gas drilling before she would consider a ban on fracking or injection drilling, Gov. Mary Fallin told Stillwater residents Monday. The Republican governor spent the day in Stillwater, helping Oklahoma State University launch its OSU Teach program, meeting with Stillwater ...

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