water quality

Judge rejects poultry farm water permits

September 3, 2022

District Judge Barry Denney heard the two cases against the Water Board. In both, he ruled to nullify water-use permits issued to large poultry farms.

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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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Judge rules OWRB failed to heed Water Quality Act

March 1, 2022

The summary judgment, issued by Judge Barry Denney, put an exclamation point on the court’s February 2020 temporary injunction that found the Water Resources Board failed to follow state law when issuing the groundwater use permits in eastern Oklahoma.

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Pathogens thrive in state’s nutrient-rich waters

July 5, 2021

Knowledge, simple precautions make summer outings safer By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Like May flowers that follow April showers, bacterial blooms may follow rainy days that break up summer’s hot streaks. Heavy rain followed by high temperatures in June gave rise to blue-green algae blooms reported at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees and at Lake…

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