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Storm chasers honor Bill Paxton with 'Twister' GPS tribute.

Storm chasers across Oklahoma and Texas memorialized Bill Paxton by logging their locations on a GPS map to form the "Twister" actor's initials, "BP."

- UPI - US

Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol.

The confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups. Pruitt is a climate-science denier who, in his previous position as Oklahoma attorney general, sued the agency he is now charged with many multiple times over its efforts to enforce environmental ...

- Yahoo! News - US

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt used private email, despite denial.

Pruitt occasionally used a private email to communicate with staff while serving as Oklahoma's attorney general

- The Globe and Mail - CA

EPA chief Pruitt used private email, despite telling Congress otherwise: records.

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt occasionally used private email to communicate with staff while serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, despite telling Congress that he had always used a state email account for government business. A review of Pruitt emails obtained by The Associated Press through ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Trump's EPA chief said he did not use a private email for state business, but he did.

C-SPANWASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt occasionally used private email to communicate with staff while serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, despite telling Congress that he always used a state email account for government business. Pruitt emails obtained by The Associated ...

- Business Insider - US

Westbrook takes charge, Griffin powers Clippers.

Russell Westbrook scored 21 points in the fourth quarter en route to his 29th triple-double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-110 Sunday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Morning Digest: Democrats keep Delaware's government blue with huge special election win.

Leading Off ● DE State Senate: On Saturday, Democrats scored a critical win in a hotly contested special election for the Delaware state Senate, allowing them to maintain control of the chamber and, with it, the state's government. Democrat Stephanie Hansen, an attorney and former president of the New Castle County ...

- Daily Kos - US

NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook records 29th triple double of season, Clippers win in overtime.

Russell Westbrook scored 21 points in the fourth quarter en route to his 29th triple double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-110 on Sunday. The post NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook records 29th triple double of season, Clippers win in overtime appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Is the Benedict Option the only option?.

Denver, Colo., Feb 26, 2017 / 03:46 pm .- When Josh and Laura Martin, both converts to the faith, moved their growing family of six from the city of Dallas, Texas to the hills of Oklahoma, they didn’t necessarily know that they were participating in the “Benedict Option.” “We initially just wanted to ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Westbrook takes charge, Griffin powers Clippers.

Oklahoma City hunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-110.

- Daily Nation - KE

Westbrook too strong for Pelicans.

Russell Westbrook blew past Steven Adams' pick and saw 211-cm, 122-kg DeMarcus Cousins slide over to block his path to the rim. Westbrook didn't care. Oklahoma City's 190-cm point guard leaped up and uncorked a devastating right-handed jam over the new member of the New Orleans Pelicans. It drew Cousins' sixth foul with ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Using GPS, storm chasers remember Twister star Bill Paxton

To honor Bill Paxton, the star of Twister who died on Saturday, close to 200 storm chasers used GPS coordinates to spell out his initials on a map showing Oklahoma's stretch of Tornado Alley. Thanks to everyone who took part in the tribute. https://t.co/sdVv4RQtrg pic.twitter.com/loRFZKMVM4 — Spotter Network Inc February ...

- The Week - US

Red states are acting on climate change — without calling it climate change

Reuters/Pawel KopczynskiPresident Donald Trump has the environmental community understandably concerned. He and members of his Cabinet have questioned the established science of climate change, and his choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has sued the EPA many ...

- Business Insider - US

Pruitt lied to senators in saying he did not use a private email server for official state business

Two years before Scott Pruitt was chosen to lead the Environmental Protection Agency that he wants to wreck, Fox 25, the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate, began seeking documents through the Freedom of Information Act relating to his term as Oklahoma attorney general. In the process, the station learned that Pruitt had used a ...

- Daily Kos - US

EPA administrator lied about private email use in Senate testimony

Thousands of emails Scott Pruitt sent to oil and gas companies still haven't been disclosed.EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday. CREDIT: AP Photo/Susan WalshAn investigation by Fox 25 in Oklahoma has confirmed that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt used a private email account to conduct ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Judge decides against fining widow who called police 'pigs'

MOORE, Okla. — A federal judge has dismissed a request to impose a stiff fine against a widow who called police "pigs" on Facebook as she vented her frustrations over the death of her husband in a scuffle.

- Billings Gazette - US

Delaware Special Election Win Shows Energized Democratic Turnout

Tonight's special election result in Delaware is giving Democrats nationally a boost a confidence. Delaware's 10th State Senate District was vacated by Bethany Hall-Long, who election as Delaware's Lieutenant Governor left the seat open. While the district is traditionally Democratic, it is also usually closely contested. A ...

- washingtonmonthly.com - US

Westbrook shines as Thunder roll over Lakers

The Oklahoma City Thunder eased past the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93 late Friday.

- Daily Nation - KE

An Oklahoman’s background in oil is not a scandal

Gasp! While he was attorney-general of Oklahoma, the new administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency had regular communication with oil and gas companies. Oh no! Scott Pruitt actually tried to help some them.

- OGJ - US

Former soldier creates app for Oklahoma veterans

The Barracks is the brainchild of Army veteran Victor Lezama. The app includes direct access to a crisis hotline, assistance with medical claims, job-assistance programs, housing information, recreation and veteran discounts.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Oklahoma mom carrying baby not likely to live in order to donate organs to others

When a physician told Keri Young that her baby would only enjoy life for a few days, she immediately decided to take the baby to full term to help others.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Oklahoma regulator issues new directive to curb quakes

HOUSTON - Oklahoma's oil and gas regulator on Friday issued a wider directive limiting future increases in wastewater disposal underground in another effort to address a rash of temblors that have occurred amid the shale boom.

- Reuters - US

Oklahoma Regulator Issues New Directive to Curb Quakes

Oklahoma's oil and gas regulator issued a wider directive limiting future increases in wastewater disposal underground in another effort to address a rash of temblors that have occurred amid the shale boom.

- Rigzone.com - US

3 Critically Injured in Okla. Gas Well Explosion

Authorities say four people were injured when a private natural gas well exploded in eastern Oklahoma.         

- USA TODAY - US

3 people critically injured in Oklahoma gas well explosion

Authorities say four people were injured when a private natural gas well exploded in eastern Oklahoma.

- FOX News - US

Oklahoma faces $878 million shortfall for upcoming year

- Education Week - US

Oklahoma Senate panel passes education savings account bill

- Education Week - US

Oklahoma Town Dumps Decades-Old Dance Ban

Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta, Okla., the AP reports. City leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance on dancing, the Tulsa World reported. The dance ordinance, with a penalty of $25, prohibited dance halls within 500 feet of a church or public...

- Newser - US

With electricity out, new EPA chief Scott Pruitt reached out to lobbyist

When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power.

- Newsday - US

Oklahoma authorities: Officer kills man outside a city hall

FAIRFAX, Okla. " A man fatally shot by a northeast Oklahoma police chief died Thursday after he allegedly shot his estranged wife to death on the main street of a small town, then went to a city hall building armed with a rifle.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

This NBA trade marks the end of basketball's best pre-game dancing duo

Trades in professional sports are bittersweet , while they usually upgrade teams in one way or another, they often result in teary goodbyes to beloved players. Or in the Oklahoma City Thunder's case, the end of a dynamic dancing duo unlike any other. SEE ALSO: Patriots fans should be terrified after Tom Brady's latest ...

- Mashable! - US

Trump's EPA chief let an oil company edit his emails

In his new role as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott's Pruitt's job is to enforce rules that he's been fighting — together with the oil and gas industry — for years. Pruitt became famous for fighting federal environmental regulation in Oklahoma when he was the state's attorney general, and ...

- VICE News - US

How the release of Pruitt's emails to the fossil fuel industry does and doesn't matter

More than 7,500 pages of emails from the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office show a chummy relationship between Scott Pruitt and energy companies. But the release of the emails came after Pruitt's confirmation as EPA administrator.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Oklahoma city abolishes decades-old dance ban

Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta.

- FOX News - US

Elon Musk had one simple request when he discussed EV subsidies with the Trump administration

AP/ Evan VucciTesla CEO Elon Musk said he has used his proximity to the Trump administration to share his thoughts on the fate of electric vehicle subsidies during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday. Musk was asked whether he was anticipating a change in the zero-emissions vehicle credit program run by the ...

- Business Insider - US

With electricity out, new EPA chief reached out to lobbyist

WASHINGTON — When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma...

- Townhall.com - US

Emails show new EPA chief's cozy ties with fuel industry

WASHINGTON — When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power.

- Billings Gazette - US

Emails show new EPA chief's cozy ties with fuel industry

WASHINGTON " When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power.Pruitt's executive assistant emailed...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Here are some of the most unnerving things we’ve read so far in those Pruitt emails.

You can now peruse thousands of emails from Scott Pruitt’s time as Oklahoma attorney general.

- Grist Magazine - US

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- Matador Network - US

Oklahoma AG Releases 7,564 Pages in Response to CMD Request

Center for Media and DemocracyAs a result of an Open Records Act request and lawsuit filed by the Center for Media and Democracy, on Tuesday night the Oklahoma Attorney General's office released a batch of more than 7,500 pages of emails and other records it withheld prior to Scott Pruitt's nomination as EPA Administrator ...

- Common Dreams - US

Thousands of Scott Pruitt's Emails Just Hit the Internet. Here Are the Wildest, Scariest Bits.

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The close relationship between Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and fossil fuel interests including the billionaire Koch brothers has been highlighted in more than ...

- Mother Jones - US

Emails: EPA's Pruitt cozy with fossil fuel industry

While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new EPA chief Scott Pruitt was in frequent contact with fossil fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Former Black Wall Street Tries to Remake Itself

Tulsa's Black Wall Street, an Oklahoma Harlem of sorts, was home to a middle and upper class of 9,000 African-Americans. They were shop owners, doctors and entrepreneurs—some of them were freed slaves—and they thrived in those 35-square blocks. Then in 1921, over the course of roughly 16...

- Newser - US

Thanks to liberal watchdog CMD, EPA chief's emails showing his collaboration with Kochs are online

The Center for Media and Democracy has posted online 7,564 searchable pages of Scott Pruitt's emails and other records. The watchdog organization pried them loose from the Oklahoma attorney general's office with a lawsuit. But not in time for U.S. senators to read them before voting last week to confirm Pruitt as ...

- Daily Kos - US

Pruitt Delivers Emails For Oil Industry Links Investigation

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has delivered a number of emails to the Center for Media and Democracy, a watchdog NPO that has been looking into Pruitt's relations with the oil and gas industry during his term as Attorney General of Oklahoma. According to the Washington Times, the CMD has ...

- OilPrice.com - US

API Reports Draw In U.S. Crude Inventories After 6-Week Build Streak

This week, the American Petroleum Institute reported a surprise draw of 884,000 in United States crude inventories against expert predictions that domestic supplies would see a 3.3 million-barrel jump. This week's drop marks the end of a long, six-week streak of crude oil inventory builds. Zero Hedge's forecast also ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Emails Reveal Close Ties Between EPA Boss Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Interests

Documents suggest former Oklahoma AG followed lobby group's guidance on challenging environmental regulations. The post Emails Reveal Close Ties Between EPA Boss Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Interests appeared first on WIRED.

- Wired Magazine - US

Emails show EPA head's cozy ties to oil and gas producers

Thousands of emails made public on Wednesday by an Oklahoma judge show that Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, had close relationships with oil and gas producers and electric and fossil fuel companies, as well as political groups backed by the Koch brothers, while serving as the Republican ...

- The Week - US

Emails show ties between EPA head Pruitt and energy firms: watchdog

Oklahoma attorney general's office releases more than 7,500 pages of e-mails

- The Globe and Mail - CA

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