Oklahoma legislature

Legislature votes to protect Glover River

April 28, 2022

Oklahoma’s only free-flowing natural river will forever remain that way if Gov. Kevin Stitt signs a bill passed this week by the state legislature.

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House bill reveals issues with poultry litter plans

March 27, 2022

As large-scale poultry houses multiplied the past five years, regulatory agencies saw cutbacks, and federal environmental rules changed.

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Senate Wildlife shoots down ODWC ‘priority’ bill

February 28, 2022

The Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee shot down a bill that the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation labeled a priority early Monday before it had a chance to go anywhere.

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Bill aimed at Biden initiative could backfire on private landowners

February 11, 2022

Conservation groups see land rights issues with the proposed 10% cap, time limit on easements By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF A bill introduced this week in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and seen as a defensive move against a perceived potential federal government land grab, could do more harm than good for Oklahoma’s private landowners,…

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Wildlife Department to push for license fee authority

January 13, 2022

Hunting, fishing license prices would be set by the Wildlife Department, Commission By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is again seeking a major overhaul to hunting and fishing license fees. The agency wants to control the fee-setting structures itself, rather than going through the legislature. With the bill-filing deadline for…

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