[Ok-sus] EPA charts OK among water quality elite

Robert Hathorne Robert.Hathorne at Conservation.ok.gov
Thu Mar 19 15:15:16 UTC 2015


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Robert.Hathorne at conservation.ok.gov<mailto:Robert.Hathorne at conservation.ok.gov>

MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oklahoma ranks among nation's best for water quality improvement

When the public has access to the resources necessary to protect Oklahoma's soil and water resources on a voluntary basis, success comes naturally. New EPA data shows Oklahoma is once again a national leader in reducing pollution runoff into our state's waters. Join us during Conservation Day at the Capitol for details on the EPA's latest Nonpoint Source Pollution Program load reduction numbers, and commentary from the experts who understand the Sooner state's continued success.

Monday, March 23, 2015
10:45 - 11:10 a.m.

WHAT:          Press conference to announce EPA's latest pollution reduction numbers and explain how the Oklahoma model manages to outperform even the most well-funded states

WHERE:      Oklahoma State Capitol, Room 432 B

WHO:            Honorable Ron Justice, Oklahoma State Senate (invited)
                        Trey Lam, Executive Director, Oklahoma Conservation Commission
                        Shanon Phillips, Water Quality Division Director, Oklahoma Conservation Commission


Note: The announcement will be followed by a brief Q&A period. To arrange on or off-site interviews, contact Robert Hathorne at 405-437-9171 or robert.hathorne at conservation.ok.gov<mailto:robert.hathorne at conservation.ok.gov>.


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Established in 1937 during the Dust Bowl, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission is a non-regulatory agency working with 86 local conservation districts and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to educate and assist the public in implementing voluntary conservation practices on their land. We strive to conserve and protect natural resources for the continuity of the land, heritage and future of all Oklahomans.
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