Okla. AG seeks review of Texas power plants - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Okla. AG seeks review of Texas power plants

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General Drew Edmondson wants the Environmental Protection Agency to review the process for permitting coal-fired power plants in Texas.

The attorney general said Friday he's concerned that pollution from power plants in the permitting process and others already under construction will affect air quality in Oklahoma.

Edmondson, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has sent a letter to EPA regional administrator Dr. Alfredo Armendariz. In it, the attorney general questions the number of proposed plants and the process used to permit them.

Edmondson says the agency hasn't adequately addressed the plants' potential impacts on Oklahoma air quality.

Six applications for new coal-fired plants were pending before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on April 1. The agency has already permitted seven other plants.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years

    It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:15:36 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:15:36 GMT

    Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago.

    Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago.

  • Cleveland Elementary holds annual science fair

    Cleveland Elementary holds annual science fair

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:14:41 GMT

    Cleveland Elementary School hosted their annual science fair. Third through fifth grades from across the district were invited to participate. Each student made their own individual projects for today's fair. Cindy Jenkins, a 5th-grade teacher, said it’s important for the students to learn hands-on experience in science. 

    Cleveland Elementary School hosted their annual science fair. Third through fifth grades from across the district were invited to participate. Each student made their own individual projects for today's fair. Cindy Jenkins, a 5th-grade teacher, said it’s important for the students to learn hands-on experience in science. 

  • OK teacher arrested after allegedly attacking a police officer

    OK teacher arrested after allegedly attacking a police officer

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-03-29 18:57:58 GMT
    Joshua WannJoshua Wann

    An Oklahoma teacher allegedly attacked an officer during an arrest. Authorities were called to an accident after a driver ran a red light. The driver of the car, Joshua Wann, 29, reportedly smelled like mouthwash and alcohol. Wann, an English teacher at Broken Arrow High School, failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

    An Oklahoma teacher allegedly attacked an officer during an arrest. Authorities were called to an accident after a driver ran a red light. The driver of the car, Joshua Wann, 29, reportedly smelled like mouthwash and alcohol. Wann, an English teacher at Broken Arrow High School, failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

Powered by Frankly