The first case in a flood of civil litigation against opioid drug manufacturers is in its third week. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s suit alleges Johnson & Johnson, the nation’s largest drugmaker, helped ignite a public health crisis that has killed thousands of state residents.
The idea is for Norman to be water independent. For now, however, Norman still needs the water Oklahoma City is selling.
Norman isn’t the only city that relies on Lake Thunderbird for its water, and Midwest City and Del City would also need to be behind the plan before it goes before the Department of Environmental Quality for approval.
There’s a growing trend toward wastewater reuse to combat drought and conserve water sources for the future.
Norman is the only city in Oklahoma where voters make decisions about water rates.
Organizer Casey Holcomb says the current ordinances were written before fracking became so popular.
The Lowry Room at the Norman Public Library filled to capacity Monday night.
Oklahoma City’s plan still includes a new pipeline from southeast Oklahoma.
Harold Heiple says city government should get back the power it lost 40 years ago.