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Water Study Goes to Lawmakers

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News, Politics.
September 21, 2011

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A joint legislative committee on water in the state got to hear from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board on the draft of a five-year study.

State lawmakers on the Joint Legislative Water Committee are working through the interim to develop policies to protect Oklahoma’s water for the next 50 years.

House Speaker Kris Steele says a study produced over the past five years looking at the future of water in the state has already come under scrutiny and criticism.

“I’ve asked the committee to be critical in their approach to make sure that they consider any and all consequences in relation to any ideas that are considered and ultimately any policy that is developed.”

The committee itself has also come under fire for not including Oklahoma’s Native American tribes, but Steele says he’s committed to working closely with tribal leaders.

The panel is expected to meet through December and possibly all the way up to the start of session, February 6th.

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