Help Save an Oklahoma County from its Own Senator
When flooding strikes northeast Oklahoma, more water in Grand Lake causes more flooding upstream in Ottawa County. Senator James Inhofe is using his position as Chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee and the military funding process to raise water levels at Grand Lake while changing regulatory procedures to cut out the voices of upstream communities who will be plagued by flooding and toxic pollution.
Senator Inhofe snuck an amendment, section 6021, into the Senate version of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Section 6021 would prevent the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from even considering the impacts of flooding and pollution on communities upstream from Grand Lake when making a decision on relicensing the Pensacola Dam. This is a blatant attempt to abuse the budget process for the benefit of wealthy lakeside landowners at the expense of tribal and low-income communities’ health and well-being.
Please call Senator Inhofe at (202) 224-4721 today and ask him to stop betraying upstream communities and remove section 6021 from the NDAA bill.
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