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  • NextEra, DOD Extend Deadline amid Continued Negotiations

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the Department of Defense (DOD) and NextEra Energy have again extended the deadline to reach a mitigation plan on a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training.As part of the agreed upon extension, NextEra may proceed with construction on turbines that have been approved by the FAA.Construction on the company’s wind farm west of Hinton was stopped last month after NextEra and the Oklahoma Strategic Mi...  Read More...

  • Update: NextEra, DOD Extend Deadline amid Continued Negotiations

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the Department of Defense (DOD) and NextEra Energy have again extended the deadline to reach a mitigation plan on a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training.As part of the agreed upon extension, NextEra may proceed with construction on turbines that have been approved by the FAA.Construction on the company’s wind farm west of Hinton was stopped last month after NextEra and the Oklahoma Strategic Mi...  Read More...

  • Update: NextEra, DOD Extend Deadline amid Continued Negotiations

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the Department of Defense (DOD) and NextEra Energy have again extended the deadline to reach a mitigation plan on a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training.As part of the agreed upon extension, NextEra may proceed with construction on turbines that have been approved by the FAA.Construction on the company’s wind farm west of Hinton was stopped last month after NextEra and the Oklahoma Strategic Mi...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Issues Update on NextEra, DOD Negotiations

    OKLAHOAM CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the deadline has been extended for NextEra and the Department of Defense (DOD) to reach a mitigation plan for a wind farm on a route airspace the military uses for training.If the FAA clears certain turbines, NextEra may proceed with construction only on those that are approved.Construction on the company’s wind farm west of Hinton was stopped last month after NextEra and the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission ...  Read More...

  • Deadline for Wind Farm Mitigation Plan Extended Amid Ongoing Negotiations Between NextEra and the DOD

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the deadline has been extended for NextEra to reach a mitigation plan with the Department of Defense (DOD) for the company’s wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training.This is the third time the deadline has been extended as the DOD and NextEra work toward a solution to concerns regarding NextEra’s construction of certain wind turbines west of Hinton.The Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Com...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Deadline Extension for ongoing Negotiations between NextEra and the DOD

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the state has agreed to again extend the deadline for NextEra Energy Resources and the Department of Defense (DOD) to reach an agreement on a mitigation plan for a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training.Earlier this month, Attorney General Hunter announced an agreement between NextEra and the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission (OSMPC) that temporarily halted construction of the company&rsq...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Accepts NextEra’s Request to Extend Deadline Amid ongoing Negotiations with the DOD

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the state will extend the deadline for NextEra Energy Resources and the Department of Defense (DOD) to reach an agreement on a mitigation plan regarding a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training.The original deadline to have a mitigation plan was today. However, the attorney general has agreed to extend the deadline through next Monday, October 22, to allow for more time to work toward a resolution.The ...  Read More...

  • NextEra Energy Resources to Halt Windfarm Construction to Allow DOD to Complete Mitigation Plan in Dispute over Military Airspace

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced an agreement between NextEra Energy Resources and the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission (OSMPC) that will halt construction of a windfarm along a route of airspace the United States Air Force uses for training to allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to complete a mitigation plan.Other than the steps immediately necessary to safeguard turbines currently under construction, NextEra will pause its turbine construction...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Lauds Corporation Commission’s Decision to Return PSO Tax Savings to Customers

     Commission votes unanimously in favor of AG’s December filing to return tax savings to customersOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today applauded the Oklahoma Corporation’s Commission (OCC) for voting unanimously to require Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) to return tax savings to customers.The vote to refund tax savings to customers is the result of a case filed by the Attorney General’s Office in December, after enactment of the federal Tax Cuts...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Files Response in Support of Bixby Landowners Opposing PSO Wind Catcher Route

    Hunter: I support landowners’ rights to have concerns heardOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed a motion in support of the city of Bixby and concerned area landowners, who are opposing the newly planned route of the Wind Catcher project’s power line.The new route was pursued after PSO’s original route through Osage County was changed in January. Affected residents and city officials were notified last month of the new route by mail.City officials and lan...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Applauds Corporation Commission’s Vote to Approve OG&E Rate Reduction

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General Mike Hunter today applauded the three members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) after they voted unanimously to approve the historic $64 million rate reduction for OG&E customers that was announced last week.The decision today will give OG&E’s standard residential customers a one-time $18.71 refund on their July bills from tax cuts the company received from the federal tax reduction approved by Congress in December. The decision to return...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Announces Historic Rate Reduction for OG&E Customers

     $64 million settlement agreement represents largest rate reduction ever for an Oklahoma energy utility Attorney General Mike Hunter announces $64 million settlement agreement between parties in the ongoing OG&E rate case. The settlement agreement represents largest rate reduction ever for an Oklahoma energy utilityOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced parties involved in the OG&E rate case have reached a historic $64 million rate reduction settleme...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Asks for Customer Protection Guarantees if PSO Wind Catcher Project is Preapproved

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today filed a list of recommended guaranteed ratepayer protections for customers if the PSO Wind Catcher Project is granted preapproval by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC).The recommendations were supported in coordination with the OCC’s public utility division.In addition to the recommendations, the filing asks Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) to enter into a voluntary agreement with affected landowners along the project&...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Comments on Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling on Wind Catcher

    ALJ recommends commission deny Wind Catcher project OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today commended an administrative law judge’s recommendations to deny the pre-approval of Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s (PSO) Wind Catcher project.In a 136 page report submitted by Judge Mary Candler to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) commissioners, Judge Candler found PSO failed to meet the burden of proof required for pre-approval and cost recovery of the pro...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Sends Letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Seeking Corporate Tax Savings Passed to Utility Customers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), urging the commission, through its authority as the nation’s energy regulator, take action at the wholesale level to ensure all possible corporate tax savings are captured to ultimately result in lower retail utility bills. This will facilitate the orderly transfer of the tax windfall to retail customers.The letter recommends the FERC lower utility rates under its jurisd...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Comments on Corporation Commission Decision to Track and Later Return Savings to Utility Customers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) voted on the motions filed by his office, asking for a reduction in customer utility rates from the state’s leading utility companies, after the corporate income tax rate went from 35 percent to 21 percent.The OCC voted two-to-one, in favor of the attorney general’s alternative proposal, which requires utility companies to begin tracking...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Files Motions for Utility Customer Rate Reduction After Corporate Tax Rate Cut

    General Hunter: Corporate savings should be passed on to Oklahoma customersOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed five motions with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), asking for an immediate reduction in customer rates from the state’s leading utility companies.The attorney general’s request came the day that a sweeping overhaul of federal income taxes was signed into law, to take effect Jan. 1. The new law lowers the highest corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 2...  Read More...