Last Tuesday, April 8th, over 30 Sierra Club members and supporters came to the capitol to learn about the environmental issues the legislature is dealing with this session, participate in a press conference and meet with our House and Senate members to ask them to consider the environment when they cast their votes on our priority bills.
During our press conference, David Blatt of the Oklahoma Policy Institute spoke about the unfair tax break oil and gas companies currently receive and our fight to overturn it. Steve Wilke of Delta Engineering spoke about the value of residential solar and distributed generation and how we needed to defend it from the utility company’s attacks. Joe Bush, a rancher and landowner, spoke about the value of wind farms in keeping his ranch operating in these tough times and the impact those payments have had on the local school district. Finally, Cynthia Armstrong of the Humane Society spoke about the dangers of HJR 1006 for animal welfare.
Thank you to everyone who came out to make our Lobby Day a huge success!