StateImpact Oklahoma http://kgou.org en Despite State Assistance, Water Problems Worsening in Konawa http://kgou.org/post/despite-state-assistance-water-problems-worsening-konawa <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Many of the 1,500 or so residents of Konawa, in Seminole County, are once again without water as the town continues to grapple with the ongoing breakdown of the pipes, mains, and pumps that deliver water to homes and businesses.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:23:23 +0000 Logan Layden 15505 at http://kgou.org Despite State Assistance, Water Problems Worsening in Konawa Declining Prairie Chicken Population Further ‘Decimated’ By Drought http://kgou.org/post/declining-prairie-chicken-population-further-decimated-drought-0 <p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:55:25 +0000 Logan Layden 15355 at http://kgou.org Declining Prairie Chicken Population Further ‘Decimated’ By Drought The Federal Shutdown Is Making Some Oklahoma Parks More Popular http://kgou.org/post/federal-shutdown-making-some-oklahoma-parks-more-popular <p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:20:27 +0000 Logan Layden & Joe Wertz 15106 at http://kgou.org The Federal Shutdown Is Making Some Oklahoma Parks More Popular Tulsa Escaping Worst Of Drought, But ‘Abnormally Dry’ Conditions Taking A Toll http://kgou.org/post/tulsa-escaping-worst-drought-abnormally-dry-conditions-taking-toll <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Tulsa has been spared the worst effects of Oklahoma&rsquo;s drought, which has been concentrated in western and southwestern regions of the state.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:32:44 +0000 Joe Wertz 14970 at http://kgou.org Tulsa Escaping Worst Of Drought, But ‘Abnormally Dry’ Conditions Taking A Toll Why Protesters Have A Hard Time Making Case Against The Keystone XL Pipeline http://kgou.org/post/why-protesters-have-hard-time-making-case-against-keystone-xl-pipeline <p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:22:20 +0000 Joe Wertz 14114 at http://kgou.org Why Protesters Have A Hard Time Making Case Against The Keystone XL Pipeline Moore Building Code Changes Likely To Focus On Homes, Not Businesses http://kgou.org/post/moore-building-code-changes-likely-focus-homes-not-businesses <p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:35:00 +0000 Logan Layden 13031 at http://kgou.org Moore Building Code Changes Likely To Focus On Homes, Not Businesses 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 Lacking State Policy, Local Politics Test The Promise Of Wind Energy In Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/lacking-state-policy-local-politics-test-promise-wind-energy-oklahoma <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Many Oklahomans are excited about the promise of wind energy, and the state is moving up the national ranks in wind power capacity.</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);">But some are turning their backs on wind turbines, and the struggle highlights the challenges of regulating renewable energy.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">When Tammy and Rick </span>Huffstutlar<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> bought their home and acreage 35 years ago, they were excited about living on a farm. But for the last year, Tammy says she’s been living in the middle of an industrial park.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 12951 at http://kgou.org Lacking State Policy, Local Politics Test The Promise Of Wind Energy In Oklahoma Sierra Club Report Claims Keystone XL Pipeline Fails Obama’s Climate Test http://kgou.org/post/sierra-club-report-claims-keystone-xl-pipeline-fails-obama-s-climate-test <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);">President Obama is still deciding whether to approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would unlock vast supplies of Canadian tar sands oil for the U.S. and global markets.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:24:41 +0000 Logan Layden 12821 at http://kgou.org Sierra Club Report Claims Keystone XL Pipeline Fails Obama’s Climate Test Oklahoma’s Wind Energy Transmission Gap, In Two Images http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-s-wind-energy-transmission-gap-two-images <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 has a lot of wind energy potential, and the state’s overall&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/08/06/oklahoma-moves-up-now-no-6-in-wind-power-generation/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">capacity for wind-powered electricity generation is growing</a>.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:54:18 +0000 Joe Wertz 12807 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma’s Wind Energy Transmission Gap, In Two Images