On June 13th, 2015, the Kansas and Oklahoma Sierra Club met in Medford, OK for the Earthquake Fighters Feast & Film event. We had a great turnout! Check out our slideshow video of this great event!
$30,000 IN 30 DAYS…
Between now and July 5th, OKLAHOMA SIERRA CLUB NEEDS YOUR DOLLARS to help us in our FIGHT FOR MORE SENSE at the State Capitol. Please help us hit the $30,000 mark by July 5th by DONATING TODAY.
As we wrap up our work on the 2015 Legislative Session, we are already looking to 2016 and the immense work we know will be needed. With your donation now, we can move forward with our plans to have a lobbyist at the state capitol every day, host winter lobby trainings, expand the work of our Legislative Committee, and start on our 2016 political agenda and outreach.
Oklahoma Sierra Club was the single loudest voice opposing SB809 this session— and we were proud to have state legislators and elected officials stand with us on this. Through Legislative Alerts, articles, editorials, phone calls, emails, and press events at the State Capitol, Oklahoma Sierra Club, its Legislative Committee and its numerous supporters stood up for all Oklahomans who believe in the rights of local governments and who DO NOT believe that the oil and gas industry should have free reign in our state. But this was just one of many campaigns we fought this session.
We also lobbied to protect our amazing renewable energy sector, to help out the plight of our tiny workers known as pollinators, to oppose the transfer of water in our state, and to shut down the RIGHT TO HARM bill—these are just a few of the issues we dedicated our efforts to on Oklahoma’s behalf. We may not have won all of these battles, but WE DID FIGHT.
TO KEEP US FIGHTING, Oklahoma Sierra Club asks you to take 2 minutes to listen to Sierra Club’s National Executive Director Michael Brune, and then MOST IMPORTANTLY take a minute to donate to Oklahoma Sierra Club TODAY.
My Sincere Appreciation,
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OKLAHOMA SIERRA CLUB
P.O. Box 60644
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73146-0644
Join the OK-KS Earthquake Fighters Feast & Film event, free lunch provided.
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Johnson Bridgwater is the Executive Director of Oklahoma Sierra Club.
It’s undeniable that the fracking boom has had a huge impact on many Oklahoma communities. It’s helped bring jobs and income to some, but the rapid increase in this new method of drilling has a flip side—communities have serious concerns about earthquakes and threats to vital water supplies for cities and towns, not to mention the noise, air pollution, and damage to infrastructure from highly industrial drilling operations.
In response to the grassroots concerns of their residents, several Oklahoma cities have sought to impose sensible regulations on drilling within city limits — such as 1,000-foot setbacks and limits on noise, traffic, gas flares, lights and dust. However, the Oklahoma State Legislature is on the verge of passing bills (House Bill 2178 and Senate Bill 809) that will strip away existing law that has for 80 years given cities and towns the right to zone, regulate and manage their own backyards when it comes to the oil and gas industry. Another proposal moving through the Legislature, Senate Bill 468, threatens to punish towns financially if they try to regulate local oil and gas activity.
OKLAHOMA SIERRA CLUB 2015 EARTH DAY EVENTS CALENDAR
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Join Oklahoma Sierra Club to Lobby our Legislators at the State Capitol! Sign Up For Lobby Day Here!
DOZENS of lobbyists for big corporations and interests at odds with those of Oklahoma Sierra Club reach out and meet with Oklahoma legislators EVERY DAY during legislative session. We need your help to reach out to our legislators to let them know there ARE OKLAHOMANS WHO CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR AIR, LAND, AND WATER!
With your help on April 8th, we will show legislators the power of a grassroots environmental movement and focus the attention of the media on OUR messages.
The first issue of the revitalized Oklahoma Sierran newsletter has been released! There have been some hiccups and issues with delivery, but overall the newsletter came together well. We aim to have all the hiccups ironed out with the release of the next newsletter targeted for distribution at the end of March! View the online version of the newsletter here: OK Sierran
Corrections/Updates in this month's newsletter:
Conservation Committee meeting has been changed from 3/4/2015 to 3/9/2015
Earth Matters Film Series showing of Tar Sands is on 3/31/2015, and was erroneously printed as showing on 3/3/2015.
IN THIS ISSUE
- Upcoming events
- “Things Sierra Club Loves” report
- Who we are
- Our news
- Legislative report
- Chapter Leaders
Twenty four environmental leaders turned out in the middle of a work day for the first “Things Sierra Club Loves” event at the state Capitol on 02/11/15. We delivered Sierra Club calendars to most of the 151 legislators (some won’t accept “gifts). Then we had an awesome media conference that shared the love (for Valentine’s Day) about issues that we support every day.Check out the 22 minute You Tube video at http://youtu.be/NW6wky2psPI with Executive Director/Emcee Johnson Bridgwater and four outstanding speakers: Former Attorney General Drew Edmondson, Beekeeper Stephanie Jordan, MAPS board member Jeff Bezdek and Steve Wilke from Delta Energy.Check out the photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jodyharlan/sets/72157648465812363/.
Tell EPA in person to protect our communities from smog!
Members of the Oklahoma Sierra Club are traveling to Arlington to make their voice heard! We will leave January 29th from OKC at 8:30 AM (meeting location TBD) in order to make it in time for the press conference.
Click here for more information and to sign up now if you want to attend and we'll be in touch with more information soon!