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Gov. Mary Fallin: Science must guide response to quakes

02-02-2016

By Gov. Mary Fallin, Jan. 29, 2016

Excerpt: "The Ground Water Protection Council, a nongovernmental entity based in Oklahoma City, also has secured funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to build an electronic database to track disposal well activity. It will be available to regulators and researchers from all across the country who are studying Oklahoma earthquakes, so we can make informed decisions to help reduce seismic activity.

Those expenditures are necessary, given the threat increasing seismic activity poses to Oklahoma residents, their...

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5 Reasons to Attend This Year's UIC Conference

01-22-2016

Hotel room block deadline is Jan. 31, 2016. Register and reserve your room today.

Read 5 reasons why you should attend, along with other important news here.

DEQ releases Pavillion, WY Draft Report

12-22-2015

On Dec. 18, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released its Pavillion, Wyoming Area Domestic Water Wells Draft Final Report and Palatability Study.

This draft report is a result of the State of Wyoming’s continued investigation into drinking water quality concerns in the Pavillion area. 

“This draft report is part of an extensive scientific investigation to better understand what may be contributing to private water well concerns,” said Todd Parfitt, DEQ Director.   “This is a draft report and we look forward to input from the public which will further...

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ACWA-GWPC-ASDWA Fourth CWA-SDWA Toolkit Webinar NPS and 319 Programs

10-26-2015

ACWA-GWPC-ASDWA Fourth CWA-SDWA Toolkit Webinar

NPS and 319 Programs
 
 
DATE/TIME:        Friday, November 13, 3:00pm to 4:30pm (eastern time)
 
TITLE: Fourth CWA-SDWA Toolkit Webinar: Using Nonpoint Source and Clean Water Act 319 Programs to Protect and Preserve Drinking Water Quality
 
DESCRIPTION: This is the final in a series of four webinars conducted through a joint effort of the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), the...

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State Primer Provides Guidance in Mitigating Risks of Induced Seismic Events

09-29-2015

State Primer Provides Guidance in Mitigating Risks of Induced Seismic Events

Work group creates recommendations in State Primer
OKLAHOMA CITY – Thirteen states partnered through a multi-state initiative called StatesFirst this past year to share and summarize current knowledge related to earthquakes potentially caused by human activity, otherwise referred to as induced seismicity.
Today, the work group comprised of members of state oil and natural gas and geological agencies and other advisory experts from academia, industry,...

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