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Oklahoma Sierra Club releases 2020 Environmental Legislative Scorecard

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club recently published its 2020 Oklahoma Environmental Legislative Scorecard. The report highlights legislation of greatest importance to the overall protection and management of Oklahoma’s air, land and water, while also focusing on any legislation that impacts Oklahoma’s response to climate change, according to […]

Oklahoma Water Lobby Day scheduled for March 5 at State Capitol

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — On Thursday, March 5, citizens, tribal representatives, and public interest organizations dedicated to protecting Oklahoma’s water resources will gather in Oklahoma City at the State Capitol’s 2nd floor rotunda for Oklahoma Water Lobby Day. This event seeks to educate the general public and state […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club releases 2016 Legislative Scorecard

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club has released its 2016 Legislative Scorecard authored by Johnson Bridgwater, the organization’s director and state lobbyist. “Overall, we were pleased that the worst legislation from an environmental perspective failed to make any progress,” Bridgwater said. “But we also saw things like the loss […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club participates in Earth(quake) Day Rally at state Capitol

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Tuesday, April 12, the Oklahoma Chapter of Sierra Club participated in the “Earth(quake) Day Rally at the state Capitol.  The event was hosted by State Representative Richard Morrissette (D-Oklahoma City). Approximately 100 people attended and heard leaders of ten local organizations speak on the issues of the recent siege […]

Critics say Oklahoma’s state government earthquake response is inadequate

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – A cluster of critics are assailing what they deem inadequate or delayed response from state government to counter increased earthquakes in Oklahoma. The Sierra Club of Oklahoma and Kansas hosted a meeting at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday (August 8). Professor Todd Halihan of Oklahoma State University was among […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club decries the passage of Senate Bill 809

Staff Report On the next-to-last day of the 2015 legislative session, the Oklahoma Senate gave final approval to Senate Bill 809. This bill aims to repeal prior law allowing local governments to regulate oil and gas drilling and waste water disposal in their municipal jurisdictions. Oklahoma Sierra Club Director Johnson Bridgwater responded to this action […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club sets dates for 2015 Earth Day events

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter First recognized in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22.  Each year since then events have been held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Today, coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries. The Oklahoma Sierra […]

Representatives Williams and Virgin, and Norman Mayor Rosenthal to Speak at Sierra Club annual Lobby Day event

Staff Report The Sierra Club of Oklahoma will hold their annual Lobby Day at the Oklahoma state Capitol on Wednesday, April 8 in Oklahoma City. Supporters will gather at 10 a.m. in Room 412a. Sierra Club members will spend the morning lobbying their legislators on behalf of issues important to assuring Oklahoma remains a clean, […]

OK Sierra Club shows love for a healthier Oklahoma at state capitol

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Oklahoma Sierra Club recently hosted a press conference at the state capitol to pronounce their love for actions that make Oklahoma a healthier, cleaner and more economically viable state. The group was joined by advocates and experts on renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, public […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club announces new executive director

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club has announced as of Jan. 5, Johnson Bridgwater is the organization’s new Executive Director. “Over several months the Search Committee reviewed eighteen qualified applicants for this important leadership position,” said Chapter Chair Barbara VanHanken. “Ironically, Johnson was our first candidate interviewed and […]

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