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Oklahoma Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in Effect for all 77 Oklahoma Counties 12/05/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is now in effect for 77 Oklahoma counties after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the winter weather that started Thursday morning.
All 77 counties are included in the declaration.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Oklahoma’s price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent in the price of most goods and services when a state of emergency has been declared.
“As the ice and snow storms move across Oklahoma, they can leave a trail of devastation across the state, damaging personal and busin... more
AG Pruitt Writes About Oklahoma's ACA Lawsuit in the Wall Street Journal 12/02/2013
WSJ: ObamaCare's Next Legal Challenge: The law says subsidies can only go through state-run exchanges.
By Scott Pruitt
Dec. 1, 2013
As millions of Americans see their health-insurance premiums increase, have their coverage dropped as a result of the Affordable Care Act, and are unable to use the federal exchange, Oklahoma has sued the Obama administration. The Sooner State and several others are trying to stop the government from imposing tax penalties on certain states, businesses and individuals in defiance of the law. If these legal challenges are successful, the deficit sp... more
AG Scott Pruitt Commends U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Review Hobby Lobby Lawsuit 11/26/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Tuesday commended the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review an Oklahoma company’s religious liberty challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
The Supreme Court granted review of Hobby Lobby's case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers offer health insurance coverage for services such as abortion inducing drugs that conflict with their religious beliefs.
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review Hobby Lobby’s legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act is a victory for the company, the Green Family, and for... more
AG Pruitt Files Response with State Supreme Court in Ballot Title Case 11/22/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday filed a response with the Oklahoma Supreme Court in a ballot title challenge involving storm shelters in Oklahoma public schools.
Oklahoma law requires the Attorney General's Office to review all proposed ballot titles to ensure they comply with the law before state questions are put before Oklahoma voters. Take Shelter Oklahoma is challenging the AG’s changes to the ballot title language and has asked that the AG be removed from the case.
“As a parent, I commend those trying to find a way to protect Oklahoma students from se... more
AG Scott Pruitt Comments on EPA Decision to Reduce Ethanol Mandate 11/18/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt commented on the EPA’s decision to lower the renewable fuel mandate for the first time ever. The EPA announced on Friday it will lower the target of how much ethanol must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply in 2014 from 18.15 billion gallons of ethanol to approximately 15 billion gallons.
In March, the Attorney General filed a “friend of the court” brief in a lawsuit over the ethanol fuel mandate. In that filing, the Attorney General noted increased-ethanol fuel posed a risk to the fuel systems of many of the vehicles on the road tod... more
AG Scott Pruitt to Ask Supreme Court to Review Regional Haze Lawsuit 11/14/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt Thursday announced his intention to seek U.S. Supreme Court review of Oklahoma’s regional haze lawsuit against the EPA.
Thursday morning, Attorney General Pruitt testified before a House subcommittee on energy and power about the importance of Oklahoma’s regional haze challenge.
“At stake is the ability of Oklahoma and other states to develop and implement state-based solutions. The EPA exceeded its authority when it denied the state’s plan to address regional haze. Oklahomans need to understand the regional haze rule is not about health, it is... more
Attorney General Pruitt Testifies Before Congress on EPA, Energy Issues 11/14/2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Thursday testified before Congress on issues relating to the EPA, energy and the environment.
“There is a great deal of frustration among the states with the EPA’s attitude that ignores the proper role of the states as the agency attempts to expand its authority. The EPA seems to have a view that the states are merely a vessel to implement whatever policies and regulations the Administration sees fit, regardless of the wisdom, cost or efficiency of such measures. Fortunately for the states, that is not what the law allows,” General Pru... more
Attorney General Pruitt Statement on SCOTUS Abortion Decision 11/12/2013
Diane Clay, Director of Communications
(405) 522-2924 or (405) 759-0468 cell
Aaron Cooper, Director of Public Affairs
(405) 522-0166 or (405) 250-8792 cell
November 12, 2013
For Immediate Release
“We're disappointed in the Court's decision not to review the case, particularly given that Texas' similar ultrasound law was upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The unfortunate message sent by the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision in this case is that when it comes to abortion regulations, what is legal in oth... more
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