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Letters to the Editor: Aug. 31, 2016

Motherly advice The floods, wildfires and extreme weather events now becoming common are early warnings of greater challenges coming because of global warming and climate change. For more than 50 years, climate scientists have warned that rising levels of C02 and methane from human sources were warming the atmosphere and that, unless abated, would have

Letters to the Editor: May 13, 2015

Oklahoma Gazette provides an open forum for the discussion of all points of view in its Letters to the Editor section. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity. Letters can be mailed, faxed, emailed to jchancellor@okgazette.com or sent online at okgazette.com. Include a city of residence and contact number for

Coal for Christmas?

No, it won’t come from the jolly big guy with the white beard, red suit and a plethora of reindeer. Instead, it’ll be the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office delivering the COAL. Actually, the COAL isn’t charcoal-isn’t charcoal-colored briquettes stuck into stockings, either. COAL is an acronym for Christmas Operation with Additional Law Enforcement. Sheriff John

Getting past coal

Rixmann lauded a coal-fired power plant in Colorado that was retrofitted recently, touting it as a model for Oklahoma. My research shows that Colorado Springs City Council members were vehemently opposed to spending an additional $121 million on top of tens of millions already invested in retrofits for the plant. The council was particularly opposed

Get off of coal

In addition to the many immediate public health risks associated with coal-fired energy plants, the immense scale of environmental damage caused by modern mining practices should be regarded in sheer horror. For the workers, exposure to coal dust and other hazards is the cause of numerous life-threatening and long-term health problems. The high volume of

OG&E must move past coal

Oklahoma has been both a driver and a beneficiary of the growing clean energy economy. Our wind industry has soared as new wind farms continue to open. More than 15 percent of the state’s energy now comes from renewable sources, creating new jobs and sparking innovation. According to The American Wind Energy Association, as many

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