[Ok-sus] Fwd: [New post] Local Activists disrupt Devon Energy Board Member Robert Henry

Bob Waldrop bob at bobwaldrop.net
Wed Oct 1 12:06:40 UTC 2014


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Subject: 	[New post] Local Activists disrupt Devon Energy Board Member 
Robert Henry
Date: 	Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:19:12 +0000
From: 	Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance <donotreply at wordpress.com>
To: 	bob at bobwaldrop.net



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GPTSR posted: "Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance interrupted Devon 
Energy board member and president of Oklahoma City University Robert 
Henry as Henry emceed a book review event for  The Frackers by Gregory 
Zuckerman at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City. Reasons cited "


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    Local Activists disrupt Devon Energy Board Member Robert Henry
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by GPTSR <http://gptarsandsresistance.org/?author=3>

Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance interrupted Devon Energy board member 
and president of Oklahoma City University Robert Henry 
<http://www.forbes.com/profile/robert-henry-1/> as Henry emceed a book 
review event for The Frackers by Gregory Zuckerman at Full Circle Books 
in Oklahoma City. Reasons cited for the disruption were Devon Energy’s 
role in the controversial tar sands in Alberta, tar sands extraction’s 
connection to the Keystone XL, fracking in Oklahoma and abroad, and 
Devon’s membership in American Legislative Exchange Committee (ALEC).

Jay Fowler speaks critically of Robert Henry as Henry stands before him, 
arms crossed.

“No matter how many lies you tell, how many politicians you buy, how 
many skyscrapers you build, it will not wash away the oil you have 
spilled.” Local resident Jay Fowler said to Robert Henry.

This month news broke that Devon Energy recently applied for a permit to 
begin a new tar sands project, Walleye, in Alberta, Canada 
<http://newsok.com/oklahoma-based-devon-energy-eying-future-in-canadas-oil-sands/article/5340106>. 
The Beaver Lake Cree Nation and other First Nations stand at the 
frontline of Devon’s tar sands projects. Cancer blooms and loss of 
sustenance are among the numerous problems plaguing the First Nations. 
  In addition to the devastating effects on local communities, Devon 
Energy’s plan to increase tar sands production is a reminder that no 
consideration is being given to the effects of climate change.

A banner reading "Keep it out of the air! Leave it in the ground!" is 
displayed as people disrupt Robert Henry's attempts to gain control of 
the situation.

“We can no longer ignore the damage being done by Devon Energy and the 
fracking industry to our homes, communities, and eco-systems.. As a 
lifelong resident of Oklahoma (and former industry worker), I believe it 
is high time for us to say goodbye to the greedy CEO’s and Presidents 
like Robert Henry and John Richels of Devon Energy and transition to a 
just, renewable economy.” – Eric Wheeler

Across the United States Devon Energy is a major playing in the 
phenomenon known as fracking. This extraction process uses toxic water 
to create fissures in bedrock miles beneath the surface. This practice 
has been linked to contaminated water, water depletion, earthquakes, 
illness, and large gas explosions.

ALEC is a right-wing legislative think-tank that encourages public 
services to be privatized (i.e. schools, prisons). ALEC creates 
legislation that weakens worker’s rights, rolls back civil rights, and 
deregulates commerce in favor of large corporations. Disrupters believe 
that Robert Henry’s political legacy conflicts with the goals of ALEC, 
and see his appointment to the Devon Energy board as an attempt to 
create silence among Oklahoma progressives.

Before becoming president of Oklahoma City University, Robert Henry had 
served as Oklahoma Attorney General and as a judge for the United States 
Court of Appeals for the 10^th Circuit. Often revered as the most 
influential Democrat in Oklahoma, Robert  Henry is educated enough to 
understand the science and risks of  climate change and the urgent need 
to immediately stop exploration and extraction of fossil fuels and shift 
to renewable energies, based in local economies.  Profits rather than a 
livable, vibrant planet are more important for Devon Energy and Robert 
Henry. According to Forbes, Robert Henry’s total compensation from Devon 
Energy in 2013 was $336,015.

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