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Oklahoma: Bills target local frack bans

Several bills have been filed in the Oklahoma Legislature to prohibit cities from enacting bans on oil and natural gas development. The Oklahoma Municipal League is currently monitoring the bills and stated they prefer to leave decisions regarding development to local authorities. The proposed bills include: HB 1395 by Rep. Casey Murdock; HB 1722 by Rep. Leslie Osborn; HB 1954 by Rep. Weldon Watson; HB 2124 by Rep. Mark McBride; HB 2178 by House Speaker Jeff Hickman; SB 341 by Sen. Ron Justice; SB 468 by Sen. Bryce Marlatt; and SB 809 by Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman.




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