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34 Senators, 171 Representatives File Amicus Brief, Urge Circuit Court to Block EPA Attempt...

Led byU.S.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), 34 Senators and 171 House Members filed an amicus brieftoday in the case ofState of West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al

Congressman Jim Bridenstine Joins Senator Inhofe in Opposing Coal Restrictions

Jim Inhofe in an amicus brief urging the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” The proposed rules are a clear overreach of regulatory authority and part of the Obama Administration’s plan to shut down coal-fired power plants and continue its war on the poor and those on fixed incomes.

Cherokee Nation merging housing programs

The Cherokee Nation announced Friday that, because of the high demand for citizens’ housing needs, it is merging its department that repairs homes to be under the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, which builds homes and offers rental assistance programs.

TENTH ROUND OF VOLUNTARY HOUSEHOLD TEST RESULTS FROM SEBRING ALL BELOW FEDERAL ALLOWABLE LEVEL

Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all 28 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

Federally-Funded Solar Beer, Moonshine, and Bags of Air – Its Waste Watch No.4

Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5), a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released his fourth edition of Waste Watch. Like the three editions released in 2015, the February 2016 publication singles out examples of government programs that, while possibly well-intentioned, ultimately wasted taxpayer funds.

Lead in the Water, Way Beyond Flint

A single serving of pasta cooked with North Carolina tap water in the home of a sick baby contained more lead than a dime-sized paint chip. An increase in spontaneous abortions and miscarriages was tied to undisclosed lead in the Washington, D.C.’s drinking water. And tap water at an Ohio mobile home community was found to have three times the allowable lead levels for months before residents were informed

Inhofe Applauds Announcement of New Commercial Air Service into Stillwater

.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today participated in an event at Stillwater Regional Airport where American Airlines announced it will be establishing its first commercial air service at the airport beginning in August. Inhofe delivered brief remarks and was joined by Casey Norton, director of external communications at American Airlines; Patrick Quayle, managing director, network and fleet strategy at American Airlines

Cherokee Nation helps city of Tahlequah with demolition project

The Cherokee Nation helped the city of Tahlequah save thousands of dollars by donating the tribe’s environmental health experts’ time to check for asbestos in a row of nearly two dozen homes marked for demolition

Cherokee Nation among 26 tribes awarded $5.9M in HUD grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $5.9 million in grants Friday to offer a permanent home and supportive services to Native veterans who experience or are at risk of homelessness.

EPA Approves Okla. Drinking Water Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the state of Oklahoma’s revised rule for regulating total coliform in drinking water. With this approval, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has authority to regulate this contaminant in the state’s drinking water systems.

Bill Supporting Oklahoma’s Rural Water Systems Goes to President’s Desk

The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday voted to send a bill that supports rural and small community waters systems in Oklahoma and across the country to the president’s desk. S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act, a bill that reauthorizes federal assistance programs for small public water systems, passed the House unanimously

Mullin Continues to Fight President’s Overreaching Rules on Power Plants

Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Tuesday voted to disapprove the Obama administration’s final rules regulating emissions from power plants. The resolutions, S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24, passed the U.S. Senate on November 17, 2015, and are identical to the disapproval resolutions Mullin cosponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Inhofe Votes to Advance Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2016

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, released the following statement today after Senate Democrats blocked the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2016 from being considered in the Senate

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OHFA Awards $600,000 to Organizations Providing Down Payment Assistance

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts during its July meeting to provide funding for affordable housing in Oklahoma. OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designated state Participating Jurisdiction.

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HUD CHARGES OKLAHOMA LANDLORDS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST VETERAN WITH DISABILITIES

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the landlords of a Moore, Oklahoma rental home with violating the Fair Housing Act by denying the reasonable accommodation requests of their tenant, a veteran with disabilities