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David Walters on Environment


Delicate balance between the environment and progress

As an avid hunter and outdoor enthusiast, I'm conscious of the delicate balance between the environment and progress. As governor, I worked hard to simplify and improve government?s role in protecting our environment.
Source: Campaign website, www.WaltersForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 17, 2002

Established first state Department of Environment in 1992

As governor, Walters established a central, unified Department of Environmental Quality and created the first Cabinet-level position of Secretary of Environment to assure that this important segment is properly represented in state government. For his efforts, the Oklahoma Wildlife Federation named Governor Walters the 1992 Conservationist of the Year.
Source: Campaign website, www.WaltersForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 17, 2002

Enforce water quality standards; limit sewage discharges

Walters created an Environmental Task Force that persuaded Arkansas to meet Oklahoma water quality standards to limit discharge of sewage into tributaries of Oklahoma's Illinois River.
Source: Campaign website, www.WaltersForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 17, 2002

Encourage government recycling

With Walters' support as Governor, Oklahoma became the first state in the nation to enter into a closed-loop recycling contract. Under its provisions, the state sold its used office paper to an Oklahoma manufacturer who used it to produce tissue products, which the state then purchased. This and other innovative efforts led to a 163% increase in the amount of recycled-content products purchased in Oklahoma in one year.
Source: Campaign website, www.WaltersForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 17, 2002

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