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ONR PROGRAMMING BULLETIN fFOR May 17, 2019

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Oklahoma’s only statewide news broadcast, the Oklahoma News Report (ONR), airs 7 p.m. CST, every Friday night on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA). This award-winning broadcast offers an in-depth exploration of news and issues affecting all Oklahomans. Some of the stories covered on this week’s Oklahoma News Report include:

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ONR PROGRAMMING BULLETIN FOR May 10, 2019

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Oklahoma’s only statewide news broadcast, the Oklahoma News Report (ONR), airs 7 p.m. CST, every Friday night on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA). This award-winning broadcast offers an in-depth exploration of news and issues affecting all Oklahomans. Some of the stories covered on this week’s Oklahoma News Report include:

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ONR PROGRAMMING BULLETIN FOR May 3, 2019

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Oklahoma’s only statewide news broadcast, the Oklahoma News Report (ONR), airs 7 p.m. CST, every Friday night on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA). This award-winning broadcast offers an in-depth exploration of news and issues affecting all Oklahomans. Some of the stories covered on this week’s Oklahoma News Report include:

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ONR PROGRAMMING BULLETIN FOR April 19, 2019

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Oklahoma’s only statewide news broadcast, the Oklahoma News Report (ONR), airs 7 p.m. CST, every Friday night on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA). This award-winning broadcast offers an in-depth exploration of news and issues affecting all Oklahomans.

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ONR PROGRAMMING BULLETIN FOR April 19, 2019

Posted by Dustin Pyeatt on

Oklahoma’s only statewide news broadcast, the Oklahoma News Report (ONR), airs 7 p.m. CST, every Friday night on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA). This award-winning broadcast offers an in-depth exploration of news and issues affecting all Oklahomans.

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More Bison Headed to Oklahoma

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The Cherokee Nation is adding to its bison herd in northeastern Oklahoma. The 50 new bison come from a national park in South Dakota. Last year the tribe brought in 68 head of bison to the 1,000 acre ranch.

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Feds Move to Shut Down Injector Wells

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17 more oil and natural gas wastewater injector wells have been shut down, this time in the Osage Nation which is under EPA jurisdiction. The move comes after the strongest earthquake on record hit the state last Saturday morning. So far the EPA has offered no details on the exact locations or owners of those 17 wells. Earlier state regulators shut down 37 injector wells.

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Oklahoma Senate Votes to Dump Energy Tax

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By a wide margin, the Oklahoma Senate approved a bill to end the tax break for "at risk oil wells". The OIPA was backing a proposal to cap the tax break at $25-million a year but the senate bill eliminated the tax break all together and made it retro-active to the first of this year. If the House approves, that would bring in an estimated $133-million dollars a year.

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Grant County Creek Polluted with Drilling Waste

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Special Energy Corporation working near Medford says a malfunctioning valve allowed thousands of barrels of drilling waste water to run into Polecate Creek. Clean up is underway now.,

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Hundreds More Injection Wells Facing Cutbacks

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More than 400 waste water injection wells will come under new orders from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission next week. This new Regional Plan the Commission is about to release will cover much of central Oklahoma and force injectors to cutback the amount of waste water being forced underground in an attempt to reduce man-made earthquakes.

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Aubrey McClendon Dies in Car Crash

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A day after he was indicted by a federal grand jury, natural gas industry leader Aubrey McClendon died in a single car crash. McClendon was the only person in the SUV that slammed into a concrete bridge pillar at a high rate of speed. No skid marks were found at the scene. McClendon was to turn himself into authorities later in the day in the federal price fixing case.

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Saudi Oil Official Says Production Cuts Won't Work

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In what will be seen as disappointing news to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Producers, Saudi Arabia's oil minister says production cuts to boost prices won't work. Ali Al-Naimi says instead the market place should be allowed to work even if some companies go out of business.

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Trading Halting in Chesapeake Energy After Prices Plunge

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Three times in a matter of hours this morning trading in Chesapeake Energy stock was halted as the value of the stock lost more than 50% in value. The price plunge began after reports that the company had hired a debt restructuring law firm.

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Hundreds of Oil Field Waste Injector Wells Told To Cutback

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A legal battle is expected to follow a new order from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to 245 oil field waste injector wells to cutback their volumes. It's part of the Commissions plan to address a growing number of strong earthquakes across parts of central and northern Oklahoma. The order covers more than 5,000 square miles.

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Corp Comm Strikes a Deal with Sandridge

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Sandridge Energy has reached an agreement with staff of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission over an order involving several of their saltwater disposal wells in the Medford and Cherokee area. The agreement ends a month long standoff that threatened for a time the Commissions ability to issue orders to operators to shut down wells as a way to try and stop earthquake swarms.

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