Trump ends Obama methane rule

Tuesday the Trump administration rolled back methane standards for energy companies that operate on public lands, eliminating a methane rule enacted by Obama zealots that could save companies as much as $2 billion in compliance costs over the next decade according to the AP.

Enacted in 2016, the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule regulated leaked, flared and vented natural gas from fossil fuel operations on public land.     Continue reading

Flight testing for passenger drone

Updated: Astro Aerospace Ltd. of Dallas, creating autonomous eVTOL (Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aerial vehicles and drones, announced this week that they have been granted a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the operation of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) system, for its passenger drone project, “Elroy”.      Continue reading

Chris Young: “Losing Sleep” Tour

On a September Saturday when two of the three state major college football teams were playing home games, one might expect a few empty seats inside Tulsa’s BOK Center for a concert, but that wasn’t the case.  A capacity crowd welcomed country singer Chris Young with opening acts Kane Brown and Australia native Morgan Evans. Young, who won the 2006 “Nashville Star” reality competition on USA Network is touring in support of his latest album, “Losing Sleep.”  Continue reading

Happy Constitution Day America

Today, September 17th, we celebrate Constitution Day–the day the Founding Fathers signed the US Constitution in 1787. Significantly, many of the delegates directly involved in writing the Constitution credit God for that document. For example, Alexander Hamilton said: “For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system which without the finger of God could never have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.”    Continue reading

OK Workers Comp. costs fall 64 percent

Oklahoma employers could pay less for workers’ compensation insurance next year. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has proposed an overall loss cost decrease of 2.3 percent in a filing that many insurers use to develop prices. NCCI credits the reduced loss cost to favorable experience across all industry groups.

“This is great news for Oklahoma,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “When employers pay less for workers’ compensation insurance, they’re able to grow their businesses, hire more workers and expand the economy. Oklahoma’s commitment to a system that’s both efficient and fair has been tremendously successful on multiple levels.” Continue reading