OG&E http://kgou.org en OG&E Plans Expensive Move Away From Coal To Comply With EPA Rules http://kgou.org/post/oge-plans-expensive-move-away-coal-comply-epa-rules <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Oklahoma Gas and Electric — the state’s largest utility —&nbsp;</span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/tag/regional-haze/" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">was resistant to</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neu Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:03:59 +0000 Logan Layden 30978 at http://kgou.org OG&E Plans Expensive Move Away From Coal To Comply With EPA Rules U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Attorney General’s Challenge To Federal Haze Rule http://kgou.org/post/us-supreme-court-won-t-hear-attorney-general-s-challenge-federal-haze-rule <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The U.S. Tue, 27 May 2014 20:04:30 +0000 Logan Layden 30122 at http://kgou.org U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Attorney General’s Challenge To Federal Haze Rule Supreme Court Rules On Coal Pollution, Dealing Blow To AG Pruitt And OG&E http://kgou.org/post/supreme-court-rules-coal-pollution-dealing-blow-ag-pruitt-and-oge <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Oklahoma Gas and Electric, the state’s largest utility, haven’t had much luck going up against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lately.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:03:37 +0000 Logan Layden 28309 at http://kgou.org Supreme Court Rules On Coal Pollution, Dealing Blow To AG Pruitt And OG&E Solar And Wind Surcharge Bill Passes Legislature, Awaits Governor’s Signature http://kgou.org/post/solar-and-wind-surcharge-bill-passes-legislature-awaits-governor-s-signature <p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:31:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 27684 at http://kgou.org Solar And Wind Surcharge Bill Passes Legislature, Awaits Governor’s Signature U.S. Appeals Court: No New Hearing For Oklahoma In Fight Over EPA Coal Rules http://kgou.org/post/us-appeals-court-no-new-hearing-oklahoma-fight-over-epa-coal-rules <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">A federal appeals court&nbsp;</span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/07/19/federal-appeals-court-rules-against-oklahoma-and-oge-on-air-pollution-plan/" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">in July ruled&nbsp;</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">the EPA can implement its own plan to limit sulfur dioxide emissions at coal-fired power plants over the state’s plan. Oklahoma Gas &amp; Electric — the state’s largest utility — and state Attorney General Scott Pruitt then asked for another hearing. On Thursday, that&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.newson6.com/story/23845295/us-court-denies-new-hearing-on-okla-regional-haze" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="NewsOn6Link">request was denied</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">In an interview with StateImpact, OG&amp;E spokeswoman Kathleen O’Shea says the next step — if the parties opposed to the EPA regulations continue to take the legal route — would be an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 20:54:19 +0000 Logan Layden 16409 at http://kgou.org U.S. Appeals Court: No New Hearing For Oklahoma In Fight Over EPA Coal Rules As One Battle Ends, Another Sparks Between The EPA And OG&E http://kgou.org/post/one-battle-ends-another-sparks-between-epa-and-oge <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The clash between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Oklahoma Gas &amp; Electric over pollution from coal-fired power plants continues to escalate.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:28:00 +0000 Logan Layden 12952 at http://kgou.org As One Battle Ends, Another Sparks Between The EPA And OG&E Why Oklahoma’s Attorney General Is Using Coal To Fight The EPA http://kgou.org/post/why-oklahoma-s-attorney-general-using-coal-fight-epa <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is no fan of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and filing lawsuits against the federal agency has become a signature of the state’s chief legal adviser.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:02:21 +0000 Joe Wertz 12172 at http://kgou.org Why Oklahoma’s Attorney General Is Using Coal To Fight The EPA Sierra Club Sues OG&E, Claims Coal Boiler Mods Violated Federal Clean Air Act http://kgou.org/post/sierra-club-sues-oge-claims-coal-boiler-mods-violated-federal-clean-air-act <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma Gas &amp; Electric Co., the state’s largest electric utility, alleging the company violated the federal Clean Air Act by modifying a coal burner at its Muskogee power plant without “planning for increased levels of air pollution and failing to obtain a permit from state regulators.”</span></p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:16:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 11451 at http://kgou.org Sierra Club Sues OG&E, Claims Coal Boiler Mods Violated Federal Clean Air Act The EPA Is Suing Oklahoma Gas & Electric Over Its Power Plant Emission Estimates http://kgou.org/post/epa-suing-oklahoma-gas-electric-over-its-power-plant-emission-estimates <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The federal government on Monday filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma Gas &amp; Electric, accusing the electric utility of violating the Clean Air Act by improperly estimating the amount of&nbsp;emissions&nbsp;that could come from upgrades at two coal-fired power plants.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">A copy of the government’s complaint, which was made through the Environmental Protection Agency, <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/07/08/the-epa-is-suing-oklahoma-gas-electric-over-its-power-plant-emission-estimates/">is included on StateImpact Oklahoma's website</a>.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:47:09 +0000 Joe Wertz 9238 at http://kgou.org The EPA Is Suing Oklahoma Gas & Electric Over Its Power Plant Emission Estimates Sierra Club Says OG&E Coal Plants Spew Too Much Sulfur Dioxide http://kgou.org/post/sierra-club-says-oge-coal-plants-spew-too-much-sulfur-dioxide <p></p><p>The Sierra Club on Thursday said two Oklahoma Gas &amp; Electric coal-fired power plants are releasing too much sulfur dioxide, a compound that can cause respiratory disease, which they said endangers residents near Muskogee and Red Rock.</p><p>The environmental group commissioned a study that modeled the amount of sulfur dioxide released by the Sooner and Muskogee plants, and says both will violate federal clean air standards — when those standards are implemented.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:47:00 +0000 Logan Layden 8789 at http://kgou.org Sierra Club Says OG&E Coal Plants Spew Too Much Sulfur Dioxide