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OPI attack of Devon Energy not based on facts

May 10, 2017 - 5:27pm CDT

By Steve Anderson, CPA and Jonathan Small, CPA The Oklahoma Policy Institute (OPI) recently attacked Oklahoma-based Devon Energy, accusing the corporation of a windfall of profits and avoiding Oklahoma corporate income taxes. Here is the statement that OPI released: “Number for the day 0.3%—Effect... READ MORE

Next Steps to End Wind Tax Giveaways

May 1, 2017 - 9:06am CDT

A law signed recently by Gov. Mary Fallin will end Oklahoma’s zero emissions tax credit for the wind industry on July 1, 2017. House Bill 2298, by House Speaker Charles McCall and Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz, accelerates the sunset for new zero emission tax credits for wind energy, ensu... READ MORE

End Tax Cronyism in Oklahoma

April 1, 2017 - 12:53pm CDT

By Will Freeland Tax cronyism is the subversion of sound, pro-growth tax policy—away from universal and uniform applicability to all taxpayers and towards the interests of the politically favored and connected. These sorts of tax provisions create competitive disadvantages in markets and massive e... READ MORE

Many misconceptions about benefits of wind industry in Oklahoma

March 13, 2017 - 2:25pm CDT

In "Wind power key to state's rural economy" (Point of View, March 4), Beaver County Commissioner Brad Raven outlined reasons he believed industrial wind was good for rural Oklahoma. I'd like to clear up a few misconceptions. While the industry continues to claim that wind power is “cheap, ... READ MORE

It’s Time to Repeal Wind-Energy Tax Incentives

January 1, 2017 - 3:00pm CST

By Byron Schlomach Due to the issue of global warming, or climate change, or catastrophic weather—that is, the claim this real-or-not phenomenon has resulted from mankind’s production of carbon dioxide and the resultant increase in that trace gas’s concentration in the atmosphere—the federal govern... READ MORE

Sustainability: The Left’s New Façade

June 1, 2016 - 3:43pm CDT

Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com By Rachelle Peterson The Sooner State suffers less from eco-apocalypticism than most, but it isn’t immune to environmental groupthink. Look no further than the college campus, where ill-conceived ideologies flourish under the innocent-sounding label of “sustainabil... READ MORE

Cut the Federal Gas Tax

September 17, 2015 - 2:45pm CDT

The Federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money, causing even some Republicans to consider a federal gas tax increase. There is no need, however, to keep funneling billions of transportation dollars through Washington, D.C. A better idea, already introduced in Congress, is to cut the federal ... READ MORE

Oklahomans—Not Feds—Should Regulate Oklahoma’s Energy Sector

January 4, 2013 - 9:16am CST

Oklahomans know energy. We know oil, natural gas, wind, and everything in between. Here is just a portion of what Oklahomans can tell the nation about energy policy. First, hydraulic fracturing is not new, and it is not a “drilling” technique. We have been fracturing wells in Oklahoma since the 194... READ MORE

Energy Companies Fuel More than Our Cars

September 4, 2012 - 9:17am CDT

With just a couple of months to go before the November elections, political strategists are busy scattering rhetoric among the masses in hopes we will just gobble it up, blindly accept it, and vote accordingly. This rhetoric would have us believe that the upcoming election is about a few very wealth... READ MORE

Government Overreach Continues to Harm Energy Industry

May 3, 2012 - 9:23am CDT

There is political spin and then there is intentional misrepresentation. We have come to expect a little of both in American politics, especially in an election year. As gasoline prices soar and we look for answers, it is important to distinguish between fact and fiction, a distinction that is becom... READ MORE

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