State of Oklahoma Archives: on Environment


Mary Fallin: Oklahoma Strong: Rebuild after devastating tornadoes

There was no greater challenge or hardship than the one we experienced last May, when a series of tornadoes swept across central Oklahoma.

The loss of life--especially the loss of children--was devastating. I will never forget the unbearable grief I saw when I met with mothers and fathers who had lost a child, or the scream of a woman who had just learned her husband had been killed.

But I will also never forget the brave and compassionate actions of so many of our citizens: men and women taking complete strangers into their homes and offering them a place to sleep and a warm meal; Oklahomans, and even people from neighboring states, dropping everything to volunteer their time and resources to help the recovery effort.

Today we are rebuilding and well on our way to recovery. Main Streets across central Oklahoma struck by tornadoes are once again thriving. We owe that success to our resilient, hardworking people. They are, as we say, Oklahoma Strong.

Source: 2014 State of the State address to Oklahoma legislature Feb 3, 2014

Andrew Rice: Global warming is real; our quality of life is at risk

Oklahoma’s farmers and sportsmen are firsthand witnesses to the impact of global warming on their crops and wildlife habitat. A survey conducted last year for the National Wildlife Federation showed that an overwhelming majority of hunters and fishermen agree with the consensus in the scientific community: global warming is real, it’s accelerated by man-made carbon emissions, and it is already eroding their quality of life. Of those who responded to the poll, 73% described themselves as conservative on political issues. Because of our state’s diverse wildlife and abundant agricultural resources, our quality of life is at great risk if nothing is done. Rather than standing as a stubborn obstacle to change, Oklahoma’s US Senator should help his state by taking a leadership role in Congress to advocate for reduced carbon emissions and development of alternative, clean-burning energy technology.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website andrewforoklahoma.com “Details” May 21, 2008

Frank Keating: Regulate our precious environment because we love Oklahoma

Hog and poultry industries are growing in our state, without the kind of pollution problems others have experienced, thanks to foresight and wise regulation. We enacted the strictest swine regulation bill in US history and the first of the nation’s poultry regulation bills.

We understand the most precious thing we have is clear water and clear air. Our environment is exceedingly important as a quality of life issue for us, and we enacted these regulations, together, because we love Oklahoma.

Source: 2001 State of the State address to Oklahoma legislature Feb 5, 2001

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