Environmental groups want Oklahoma to complete a pollution plan overseen by the EPA, which the backed away from in recent years.
Opposition to the state question comes from multiple sources, but a diverse coalition urging a ‘no’ vote is united by a shared concern: water.
The GRDA doesn’t rely on state-appropriated funds, so in theory, the effort to preserve the rivers’ natural beauty can continue without the threat of future budget cuts from the state legislature.
Budget cuts and the death of the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission were the thrust of mid-April’s regular meeting of the OSCR. But the real fireworks were around the right-to-farm issue.
Why Killing the Agency Protecting Oklahoma’s Most Delicate Rivers Might Be the Only Way to Preserve Them
Flooding December 26-28 caps off a year that saw the Illinois River damaged by extreme rainfall time after time.
The six eastern Oklahoma waterways classified as scenic rivers are each examples of the pristine beauty of that part of the state.
Former State Attorney General Drew Edmondson filed a lawsuit against the Arkansas poultry industry in 2005.