Tag Archives: environment

Waste not

“We just didn’t have any recycling options out at the festival,” said Angela Cozby, the festival’s director. For the past six years, festival officials have worked to create a completely trash-free event. This year, that goal will be reached. “The carbon footprint at [the Festival of the Arts] is pretty large and negative, so we

Don’t believe the rhetoric

As we draw near to a decision on a presidential permit to build the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the rhetoric by our opponents trying to make the project a referendum on oil sands development is becoming more shrill and even less factual. These activists would have you believe that a Keystone XL approval means game

No time for pipeline

A major concern is the huge contribution tar sands oil is projected to make to global warming and climate change. Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that the primary cause of atmospheric warming is the rising level of greenhouse gases, including CO2 methane and others. NASA’s leading climate scientist, Dr. James Hansen, has called the

No more stalling the Keystone XL

After almost 1,700 days, the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline remains in regulatory purgatory. Those of us who believe it will bring jobs and an economic boost have a new poster child: Cash Western Store. Mr. Berry echoed those sentiments when I visited his store a few weeks ago. The proposed pipeline, which

Worst-case scenario

Credit: Mark Hancock Already, the city has implemented mandatory odd-even lawn watering, but even that could get more restrictive depending on the amount of rainfall received by OKC and its other water resources in southeastern and northwestern Oklahoma. Recent rains have replenished a portion of the city’s water supply with lake capacity now at 56

ASK and tell

The U ASK Initiative, set into motion by Temur Akhmedov, business development director at Engineered Systems & Energy Solutions, Inc., requires participants to attend one official meeting in their respective town, ask a pre-selected question and email the response to initiative organizers. The meeting in question could be the city council, school board, PTA or

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