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Press Releases and Articles

April 23, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 23, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond issued the following statement today in response to the latest audit findings of State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd:

“The audit findings released today show troubling and all too familiar patterns of mismanagement, costing taxpayers millions as a result. Today’s report confirms my previous order of an investigative audit of OMES, which is sorely needed and long overdue.

April 22, 2024

OKLAHOMA C ITY (April 22, 2024) – Attorney General Drummond is urging the United States Supreme Court to consider a case that could dramatically limit the immunity that shields Big Tech companies from civil lawsuits. 

The case, styled as Doe v Snap, involves a young man seeking to hold Snapchat accountable for its role in his being a victim of sexual abuse. The social media platform has so far been able to use Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to shield itself from any accountability. 

April 18, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 18, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond today lauded state House members for their passage of House Bill 4156. Drummond requested the measure, which allows state law enforcement to arrest and incarcerate illegal immigrants, to assist his efforts to eliminate Oklahoma’s numerous illegal marijuana grows often run by foreign nationals.

April 18, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 18, 2024) – Amid the continued failure of the Biden Administration to secure the border and obey federal law, Attorney General Gentner Drummond today urged the state House to approve a new bill that would allow state law enforcement to arrest and incarcerate illegal immigrants. 

Drummond requested the Legislature to take action on a state-based solution that would assist his efforts to eradicate the countless illegal marijuana grow operations often run by foreign nationals.

April 18, 2024

It’s time for state enforcement on illegal immigration

Every state in the Union is confronting the threat to public safety created by the Biden Administration’s utter failure to secure the border. Even so-called “sanctuary cities” have been overrun and overwhelmed, their elected leaders calling for action and reform. New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the crush of illegal immigrants “will destroy New York City.”

April 17, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 17, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond commended the state Senate today for unanimously approving a measure expanding the definition of “child pornography” to include computer generated or altered images of children being forced to engage in sexually explicit conduct. In addition, House Bill 3642 clarifies definitions of “child pornography,” “obscenity,” “visual depiction,” and “sexually explicit conduct” and will make possession of each individual image of child sexual abuse material a separate crime.

April 16, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 16, 2024) – Attorney General Drummond announced a new initiative today that gives him the authority to investigate consumer complaints about the actions of airline carriers and ticket agents.

April 15, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 15, 2024) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond and a coalition he is leading have filed a motion to stay the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new methane emissions rule. Filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the motion follows a petition introduced last month by Drummond and the coalition of 24 state attorneys general and a state legislature. 

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. 

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