Scott Pruitt http://kgou.org en Oklahoma AG And Energy Group Sue U.S. Government Over Endangered Species Settlements http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-ag-and-energy-group-sue-us-government-over-endangered-species-settlements <p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:59:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 25423 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma AG And Energy Group Sue U.S. Government Over Endangered Species Settlements Oklahoma High Court Hears School Shelter Arguments http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-high-court-hears-school-shelter-arguments <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">An attorney for supporters of an initiative petition to place storm shelters in public schools told the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.oscn.net/oscn/schome/start.htm" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma&nbsp;</font>Supreme Court</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"> that </span><a href="http://oag.ok.gov" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"> abused its discretion by re-writing a ballot title that he says was not legally incorrect.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:30:59 +0000 Associated Press & Kate Carlton 23996 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma High Court Hears School Shelter Arguments Pruitt Asks Judge To Strike Health Care Law Rule http://kgou.org/post/pruitt-asks-judge-strike-health-care-law-rule <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Attorney General <a href="http://www.oag.state.ok.us/">Scott Pruitt</a> has asked a federal judge to strike down a regulation that is part of the federal health care overhaul law.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:12:00 +0000 Associated Press 23587 at http://kgou.org Pruitt Asks Judge To Strike Health Care Law Rule Oklahoma Attorney General Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Review Air Pollution Ruling http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-attorney-general-asks-us-supreme-court-review-air-pollution-ruling <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);">State Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Oklahoma’s largest utility company, OG&amp;E,<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/tag/regional-haze/" style="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">have been fighting</a>&nbsp;the U.S. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:48:33 +0000 Logan Layden 22235 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Attorney General Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Review Air Pollution Ruling Oklahoma AG Files Brief In Hobby Lobby Case http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-ag-files-brief-hobby-lobby-case <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma Attorney General <a href="http://oag.ok.gov">Scott Pruitt</a> has filed a brief in support of <a href="http://hobbylobby.com">Hobby Lobby</a> as its challenge to a portion of the Affordable Care Act moves forward at the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Associated Press 22140 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma AG Files Brief In Hobby Lobby Case Cole, Pruitt Decide Not To Run For U.S. Senate Seat http://kgou.org/post/cole-pruitt-decide-not-run-us-senate-seat <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cole and Attorney General Scott Pruitt are taking their names out of contention as a possible successor to retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:54:12 +0000 Associated Press 21526 at http://kgou.org Cole, Pruitt Decide Not To Run For U.S. Senate Seat Coburn Earns Praise From Obama, Oklahoma Colleagues http://kgou.org/post/coburn-earns-praise-obama-oklahoma-colleagues <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">President Obama called U.S. Sen. <a href="http://coburn.senate.gov">Tom Coburn</a> (R-Okla.) a personal friend who was willing to work in a bipartisan manner to fight wasteful spending and cut down on earmarks.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/17/statement-president-retirement-senator-tom-coburn">In a statement released by the White House on Friday</a>, Obama noted that he and Coburn were both elected to the Senate in 2004 and quickly became friends after their wives struck up a conversation. Obama said the people of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;have been "well-served by this 'country doctor from Muskogee' over the past nine years."</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:58:30 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 21397 at http://kgou.org Coburn Earns Praise From Obama, Oklahoma Colleagues Oklahoma AG To Appeal Regional Haze Lawsuit Ruling http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-ag-appeal-regional-haze-lawsuit-ruling <p></p><p><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;Attorney General Scott Pruitt told a congressional committee in Washington that he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the state's regional haze lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:21:30 +0000 Associated Press 17170 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma AG To Appeal Regional Haze Lawsuit Ruling Pruitt Takes Oklahoma EPA Fight To Capitol Hill http://kgou.org/post/pruitt-takes-oklahoma-epa-fight-capitol-hill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Attorney General Scott Pruitt is expected to testify before a congressional committee in Washington.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:04:55 +0000 Associated Press 17156 at http://kgou.org Pruitt Takes Oklahoma EPA Fight To Capitol Hill 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