Two weeks ago, our Chapter Director was interviewed by OETA's Oklahoma News Report concerning the recent rise in earthquakes occurring in Oklahoma. As he pointed out, these increases in earthquakes are occurring nationwide and the overwhelming consensus of scientists is that they directly correlate to increased use of injection wells for oil and gas fracking fluids. If you didn’t get a chance to see the segment, you can watch it here.
2013 Chapter Award Recipients
CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION
Blair Apple, Cimarron Group (Nominated by Chris Applegate)
This past Saturday, September 21st, 74 Sierra Club members and supporters came to Stroud, Oklahoma to stand up against toxic tarsands pipelines. Thank you to all of those who were able to attend, to those who helped us get the word out, and to those who were there in spirit.
A special thanks to Kate Althoff from driving in from Arkansas to join us and tell her story of what happened in Mayflower, Arkansas when a toxic tar sands pipeline ruptured and devastated a community.
Join the Oklahoma Sierra Club on Thursday, October 17th for a day long adventure to explore the Dallas/Ft. Worth transportation network. We will be traveling on the Heartland Flyer, run by Amtrak, to travel to and from the metroplex in one day. While visiting, we will be given a presentation by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) on the development of their system and what their outcomes have been and where they are going. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain a better understanding of these important issues that are developing in the OKC/Tulsa areas.