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Press Releases and Articles

April 10, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 10, 2024) – Alleging artificially inflated natural gas prices that preyed on Oklahomans in the wake of Winter Storm Uri, Attorney General Gentner Drummond today filed litigation against Enable entities (ET Gathering & Processing successor by merger to Enable Midstream Partners, Enable Oklahoma Intrastate Transmission, Enable Gas Transmission and Enable Energy Resources) and Symmetry Energy Solutions LLC.

April 5, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 5, 2024) – The Office of Attorney General Gentner Drummond is reviewing 101 applications for the first distribution of grant funds from the Oklahoma Opioid Abatement Board. The application process for $23 million in funds to fight Oklahoma’s opioid crisis ran from December through March.

Applications from eligible political subdivisions span 34 counties, 33 school districts, 22 municipalities, seven public trusts and two technical school districts in Oklahoma. Three joint applications were also submitted. 

April 4, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 4, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond made the following statement today after the execution of Michael Dewayne Smith for the 2002 murders of Janet Miller-Moore and Sharath Pulluru.

“I pray that today brings some measure of peace for the families of Janet Miller-Moore and Sharath Pulluru. It has been a long and difficult 22 years for their loved ones, and my heart aches over the agony they have endured.

April 3, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 3 2024) – In one of Attorney General Gentner Drummond’s many efforts to push back against the Biden Administration’s ceaseless attacks on the oil and gas industry, a federal judge on Monday blocked a highway emissions rule that sought to drive gas-powered cars off the road. Drummond and 20 other state attorneys general had joined Kentucky in challenging a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rule that sought to force the reduction of CO2 emissions on roadways.

April 2, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 2, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond made the following remarks today after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state Legislature has authority to pass bills that create State-Tribal compacts. Drummond represented the legislative leadership in the lawsuit that Gov. Stitt had filed against them after lawmakers overrode two of his vetoes.

April 2, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 2, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond today argued before the Oklahoma Supreme Court against the unconstitutional approval of what would be the nation’s first taxpayer-funded, state-sponsored religious public charter school. 

April 1, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 1, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond will personally argue before the Oklahoma Supreme Court tomorrow in the lawsuit against members of the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board concerning their June 2023 unconstitutional approval of what would be the nation’s first taxpayer-funded, state-sponsored religious public charter school.

March 21, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 21, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond approved Oklahoma to join a multi-state coalition and the U.S. Department of Justice today in filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for monopolizing smartphone markets. 

March 21, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 21, 2024) -- A day after encouraging the Oklahoma legislature to pass its own version of Texas’ Senate Bill 4, Attorney General Gentner Drummond has joined a legal brief supporting Texas in its effort to preserve that law.

If successful, Oklahoma and other states will be empowered to declare illegal immigration a state crime and authorize state officials to enforce it. House and Senate leaders already have indicated a willingness to craft similar legislation to protect Oklahoma. 

March 20, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 20, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond is urging Oklahoma legislators to act quickly this session to pass a measure allowing state law enforcement to arrest illegal immigrants. Drummond’s request comes a day after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt a similar Texas law being challenged by the Biden Administration.

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