During his first Senate Confirmation Hearing (1/18) we learned a lot about state attorney general Scott Pruitt.  How would he direct the EPA – Environmental Protection Agency?  Is he committed to Clean Water and Clean Air environmental enforcement?  Fourteen of twenty-one federal lawsuits that he filed as Oklahoma’s attorney general were filed against the EPA. […]

Lawsuit Ends in Loss of Lake Texoma State Park The following is a not so brief summary of what happened at Lake Texoma State Park. It continues under terms of the state land commission’s secret “Pointe Vista Settlement Agreement.” It will not be completed until they have sold the 50 acres repurchased from the failed […]

Two weeks ago, on Thursday May 19th, the state Commissioners of the Land Office met at the Capitol Building. Following an Executive Session they quickly took two votes. Those votes authorized the actions they took at the Marshall County clerk’s office on May 12th. They released Pointe Vista from their 2008 redevelopment contracts, while letting […]

Is the State Lands Commission engaged in fraud?

May 17, 2016

Over eight months have passed since Governor Fallin announced, “Settlement Reached in Stalled Lake Texoma Development.” (9/16/2015) Her announcement was premature at best. It was definitely misleading and untrue. Pointe Vista said they spent $560K on their 2009 federal Environmental Impact Statement on the “Area C” federal land sale. This “EIS” would have studied their […]

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“CLO v Pointe Vista” Settlement Stalled

April 4, 2016

Almost seven months ago, the local newspapers reported incorrectly that the “CLO, PVD Settle Lawsuit.” The headlines made it clear from Governor Fallin’s press release that the law suit was settled. In reality, the state’s lawsuit against Pointe Vista was not settled. It was never formally completed and submitted to the Oklahoma County District Court. […]

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“CLO v Pointe Vista” Sabotaged by State Officials

March 1, 2016

It’s been almost six months since Governor Fallin announced the PROPOSED “Pointe Vista Settlement Agreement.” They must be having a real problem agreeing to “throw this fight” for the benefit of Pointe Vista Development, and at our public expense. The CLO abandoned their suit against Pointe Vista because they had no intention of winning in […]

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OK Senator Josh Brecheen is a Serial Liar

February 25, 2016

More than five months ago our Republican state senator Josh Brecheen from Atoka said he was “concerned” about the proposed Pointe Vista Settlement Agreement. He and State Reps. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, and Dustin Roberts, R-Durant said “that while the settlement would allow development at Lake Texoma to move ahead, they plan to keep a close […]

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A Personal Testimony on State Corruption

February 22, 2016

In September, 2009, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hosted a Scoping Hearing in Kingston for the environmental study of a proposed 1,122 acre federal land transfer to the state of Oklahoma.  This is the additional land sought by the failed Pointe Vista Development.  They claimed in the court that the land commission failed […]

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The State CLO & Government Transparency

January 25, 2016

The following public records request was mailed to the general counsel for the state Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO).  The last open records request sent to Governor Fallin’s office took nine months to get a response.  They sent one CD containing one  unsearchable file with thousands of e-mails on every subject under the sun.  […]

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Pointe Vista & The State: Redefining Privatization

December 14, 2015

In  2004, the state land commission issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the “Lake Texoma Redevelopment.”  It was described as a “Public / Private Partnership to restore and revitalize Lake Texoma State Park.” This is standard PR used to highlight the possible benefits of “privatization.”  There is an implied partnership between the state and […]

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