05 Jun '12, 12pm

Oklahoma Sets Water Conservation Goal

Oklahoma Sets Water Conservation Goal

Jim Wilson/The New York Times Sardis Lake, a reservoir near Tuskahoma in southeastern Oklahoma, is one of the water supply centers that could be protected by the state’s new long-term voluntary water conservation goals. For someone who writes frequently about California’s pioneering environmental policies, it was impossible not to do a double take at the news from Oklahoma. You see, California is the state crusading against human-caused global warming while Oklahoma’s senior senator, James Inhofe, has just written a new book excoriating that kind of focus. He recently told a local radio station, “The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.” Other Oklahoman political leaders have not strayed far from these sentiments. Nonetheless, the policy prescriptions approved by the Oklahoma State ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/oklahoma-sets-w...

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