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Oil and gas and the pipeline industry are vital to Oklahoma’s economy and heritage, but out-of-state activists with deep pockets and an anti-energy agenda are threatening that lifeline:

“They’re bringing together Native American issues with energy development, and they really view the state of Oklahoma as a key battleground state in their fight against the fossil fuel industry,” said Wyatt Boutwell, a vice president with the Houston-based nonprofit and Oklahoma state director.

Despite their efforts, residents understand the benefits of the energy industry’s presence. Between communicating with locals, and ensuring infrastructure is protected, it remains a beneficial relationship. Which is great for the state’s energy prices and its ability to stay economically competitive.

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