Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

October 7, 2015 to October 11, 2015

SEJ's 25th Annual Conference, in Norman, OK

SEJ’s Oklahoma conference will take you to renowned centers of research and operations in severe weather, oil exploration, climate and water conservation. You’ll enjoy a state with nearly a dozen ecoregions, from rolling hills to vast plains, from prairies to forested valleys.

Host and sponsor: The University of Oklahoma

SEJ's 25th Annual Conference, Norman, OK, Oct. 7-11, 2015

Our popular all-day tours fill quickly so register now for Environmental Journalism 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. Come to the land of weather, water and energy, Oct 7-11 — and prepare to be surprised. We and our host, the University of Oklahoma, will fill your notebook with story ideas. The story-telling landscape has changed so we're providing video and graphics training, all-day tours and sessions on fracking & quakes, climate change & extreme weather, water rights & fights, Native Americans & diversity, ag & soil health, and so much more. Peruse the full draft agenda, book your hotel, reserve your exhibit space now!

Firm Seeks To Silence Fracking Pollution Concerns with Defamation Suit

The video of Steve Lipsky setting his drinking water on fire nearly went viral on You Tube. The fracking company he thinks caused the problem is suing him for defamation. Now that case is headed for the Texas Supreme Court. Oral arguments are scheduled for December 4.

"Protesters Urge Hasty Cleanup at Abandoned Chemical Plant"

"Residents from a modest southeast Houston neighborhood pointed Sunday toward a lagoon of algae-covered water with a pungent chemical smell that filled the parking lot of an abandoned cleaning facility for chemical trucks. Only some weeds and a cyclone fence separate the facility from homes and a charter school."

Source: Houston Chronicle, 08/12/2014

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