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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 […]

Oklahomans recognize Earth Day with events throughout April

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Since its founding in 1970, Earth Day has become a worldwide annual event, celebrated on April 22. Organizers of the state and local events say several events are scheduled in Oklahoma throughout April to raise awareness of what citizens can do to help protect the planet. The Environmental […]

Oklahoma City joins national Youth Climate Strike on March 15

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma junior high, high school, and college students are planning to rally at the State Capitol on Friday, March 15 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. to raise awareness about what advocates describe as “the growing climate crisis.” The Oklahoma City event is organized by students from […]

Oklahoma Native Leaders and Others Gather to Support Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline Protest

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Earlier this month, Oklahoma Native American leaders, along with representatives of several environmental and religious organizations, met in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL). The event, held at Church of the Open Arms (UCC) in Oklahoma City, also […]

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 […]

Earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas draw activists to Medford

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Last week more than 100 people converged on Medford, Oklahoma to attend the Earthquake Fighters Feast & Film event sponsored by Sierra Club chapters of Kansas and Oklahoma. The forum addressed the science behind the rash of earthquakes occurring in the two states and focused on what citizens can […]

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 […]

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