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Which States Are the Most Environmentally Friendly?

By Sarah Lozanova

A majority of Americans see the effects of climate change in their own communities and believe the federal government should do more to stop them. Despite growing concern about the climate crisis, some states are doing far less than others to boost energy efficiency, decrease the use of fossil fuels, and protect air, water, and soil quality. Are you living in a state that’s taking environmental actions?


What to know about Oklahoma’s embrace of the electric vehicle industry

By Dale Denwalt

From the introduction of electric vehicle startup Canoo, to the murky details of “Project Ocean,” Oklahoma is making plays to lure EV manufacturing into the state.


Oklahoma creek on ‘America’s Most Endangered Rivers’ list for second year in a row

By Kimberly Barker Photo: Roger Nomer / The Joplin Globe

Tar Creek, an 11-mile stream polluted with heavy metals from lead and zinc mining, has nabbed a spot on “America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2022” for the second consecutive year. American Rivers — a nonprofit conservation organization that says its mission is to restore rivers, protect wildlife and revitalize local economies — named Tar Creek in Northeast Oklahoma as the 10th most endangered river in the United States. Other listed rivers include the Mississippi and the Colorado.


Oklahoma is already a tough place for allergy sufferers. Climate change could make that worse

By Dana Branham Photo: Dough Hoke

Worsening allergies is only one of the ways Clay Pope has seen climate change play out in his life. Hanging from a wall in the shop of his barn in Loyal, in the northwestern part of the state, are a pair of ice skates that belonged to his grandfather, who’d often skate on a pond in the winter.


Oklahoma governor touts importance of electric vehicle partnership

By Kaelan Deese Photo: Damien Dovarganes , AP

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is seeking to tune up expectations for one of the leading state economies for oil and gas with a plan to bring in electric vehicle manufacturers to what he calls the “most business-friendly state.”


Oklahoma has only slightly increased oil and gas production during the Ukraine war. Here’s why

By Adam Kemp Photo: Nick Oxford/Reuters

The price for gasoline is up nationwide as American consumers feel the squeeze from global sanctions against Russia.


Meta signs 200MW wind PPA in Oklahoma

By Dan Swinhoe Photo: Getty Images

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has signed a 200MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with TransAlta Corporation.


SWEPCO harnesses wind for customers

By Andrew Moreau

Southwestern Electric Power Co. is now using wind power to deliver electricity to customers in Arkansas and Louisiana through “the largest single wind farm ever built at once in North America.”


Massive new wind center opens operations in Oklahoma

By Journal Record Staff

The Traverse Wind Energy Center, billed as one of the largest wind facilities in the world and the largest ever built in a single phase in North America, has commenced commercial operations in Blaine and Custer counties in north central Oklahoma.


OK wind farm now serving Arkansas SWEPCO customers

By C.C. McCandless

According to a press release, the 998-megawatt Traverse Wind Energy Center, the largest single wind farm built at one time in North America, is now providing clean energy to Southwestern Electric Power Co. customers in Louisiana and Arkansas.