MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Opinion

April 29, 2014

THE PEOPLE SPEAK — It does not have to be this way

Oklahoma could be the Saudi Arabia of wind. Why not achieve true energy independence by having every home a producer of electricity? Instead the backward Oklahoma legislature decides to tax solar panels and small wind mills for the home. Embarrassingly the Yahoo News headline read “Dumbest Law ever passed ... Oklahoma Taxes Solar”.

We should stop all subsidies we are giving away to be fracked, actually we must ban fracking as 500 earthquakes have happened here recently. We are the most fracked state in the Union. The Phoenix needs to report this daily so citizens know what is going on.

Besides we must get off all fossil fuels. We have melted the Arctic so much that we have messed up the Jet stream. We are in a new climate state. We are causing the extinction of at least 200 species every day. It does not have to be this way. Hope we have a better Earth Day next year.

JEAN McMAHON

Fort Gibson

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