Oklahoma’s Clean Water Needs Your Help!

From Susie Shields of Oklahoma Sustainability Network:

Please call your state representative and ask him/her to vote no on HB
1470

Dear Friends of Oklahoma’s Environment:

Oklahoma’s clean water protections are under attack at the State Capitol. The animal factory corporations responsible for polluting some of our most important rivers and streams are working hard to secure a legislative “pass” for their activities.
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Medical marijuana bill introduced in Oklahoma legislature

From NORML.ORG:

Support Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma!

Dear NORML Supporter:

NORML is pleased to announce that Senate Bill 875, an act to establish a legislative task force to study and make recommendations regarding the medical use of marijuana, has been introduced in the Oklahoma legislature and referred to the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee. (Read the full text of the bill: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html.)
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New OK-KS-TX Passenger Rail Alliance

Evan Stair, Executive Director of PassengerRailOk.org, writes:

We just kicked off a new multi-state Passenger Rail Alliance www.NorthFlyer.org. This alliance is intended to get the “next step up” from regular grass roots movements with Mayors and City Councils involved with asking for more passenger rail for the region. The following story was released in the Wichita Eagle newspaper as a result of our work last weekend in Wichita.

We are asking people in Oklahoma to write to Governor Brad Henry to listen to this alliance as citizen input is paramount to our purpose. If you could write him and ask him to pay attention to this issue (that of working with Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to operate the current Oklahoma City to Fort Worth Heartland Flyer on to Kansas City through Wichita) we would be appreciative. As all of you know, grass roots work is hard and sometimes disappointing, but we all have to work to take back our government from Corporate America. This is our contribution.
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Status report on English-only bills in Oklahoma legislature

From Cleveland Co. Green Alice Alice Anderton, who serves as Executive Director of the Intertribal Wordpath Society:

Friends,

The official English bills have been making their way through the legislative process. Time to make some calls and let people know that official English sends the wrong, xenophobic, anti-immigrant, divisive, pro-anglo message. And even though some measures make exceptions for Indian languages, if a bill wouldn’t be good for Indian languages, it wouldn’t be good for any minority language.
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Save Our Water

Oklahoma is starting a 5-year study on water resources. Texas and other states are looking to buy Oklahoma water, which is not a long-term sustainable operation.

Save Our Water is an organization formed to get a moratorium on out of state water sales out of Lake Eufaula (the largest man-made lake within Oklahoma ). Two Oklahoma Greens attended a recent gathering of the group and reported back that the campaign deserves our support.