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  • The Oklahoman | Editorial | Federal water rule a threat to Oklahoma

    By The Oklahoman Editorial Board | Published: Fri, August 24, 2018THE Obama administration's “Waters of the United States” rule is an overly broad and economically destructive proposal that several courts have found wanting. But the Trump administration's effort to suspend the rule while it's overhauled was recently stymied by a federal district court judge in South Carolina, creating regulatory uncertainty across the nation.Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is pushin...  Read More...

  • The Oklahoman: Editorial: Demise of anti-energy lawsuit is welcome news

    by THE OKLAHOMAN EDITORIAL BOARDPublished: Thu, July 5, 2018 12:00 AMIN suing major oil companies, two California cities claimed fossil fuel production contributes to global warming and is therefore a “public nuisance” that should require those companies to pay billions for mitigation efforts. A federal judge has dismissed this claim, and his reasoning should cheer anyone concerned about serious policymaking.U.S. District Judge William Alsup called the plaintiffs' theor...  Read More...

  • The Oklahoman: Editorial: Sex offender registry laws grounded in reality, not cruelty

    Sex offender registry laws grounded in reality, not crueltyby The Oklahoman Editorial Board  Published: April 10, 2018 LAST year, a federal court judge ruled that Colorado's sex offender registry was unconstitutional because, basically, citizens might use it. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter wants that decision overturned, and is using arguments grounded in legal and practical reality.Hunter, joined by officials from several states, has filed an amicus brief with the 10t...  Read More...

  • ICYMI: The Oklahoman: Editorial: Oklahoma opioid panel provides several good ideas

    In Case You Missed ItBy The Oklahoman Editorial Board | Published: January 28, 2018 12:00 AMA commission that spent half of last year studying the impact of opioids on Oklahoma produced 31 recommendations for slowing the scourge. It's encouraging that many don't require funding, and those ideas should be pursued with all due haste.The report released last week by Attorney General Mike Hunter, who led the commission, noted that drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma have increased by 91 percent...  Read More...

  • Opinion: Washington Examiner: CFPB: The rogue federal agency that aims to reign but needs to be reined in

    by Mike Hunter | Sep 12, 2017Lord Acton once said that "power tends to corrupt…and absolute power corrupts absolutely."Nowhere is this truer today than at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB is the quintessential example of what happens when accountability to Congress and the president is removed—when there are no checks and balances on the power of an unelected bureaucrat.Created as a part of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, the CFPB wields immense, unbridled power over consumers and ...  Read More...

  • Tulsa World Editorial: Opioid abuse is still an emergency ... and the state is getting ready to do something about it

    Attorney general leads panel taking broad approach to problemRemember when opioid abuse was a national emergency?For about half a news cycle, the national media stopped worrying about the latest presidential tweet and paid some attention to an issue that really matters to families in the heart of the nation.Opioid abuse, driven by excessive prescriptions, is destroying lives in America. The national emergency hasn’t passed, although much of the media attention has.To its credit, the state ...  Read More...

  • The Journal Record: Editorial: A good plan

     Editorial: A good planBy: Journal Record StaffOklahoma’s opioid problem is well-documented and Attorney General Mike Hunter wants to do something about it.According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma in 1999 had 178 opioid-related deaths, a rate of 5.36 deaths per 100,000 people. The following year the rate was up to 7.36 per 100,000.   Read More...