MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Opinion

July 17, 2013

Make your voice heard on water

Public policy is too often determined by a handful of people.

Many times only politicians or bureaucrats create or review policy.

And sometimes policy is dictated by those who have a major investment in the outcome of change.

That’s why we should take every opportunity to get involved whenever we can.

Here’s an opportunity for you to voice your opinion on water quality in the state.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s draft 2012 integrated report, “Water Quality in Oklahoma,” is available for review online.

The document assesses water quality and lists impaired bodies of water.

The document helps the state determine policy for our lakes, rivers and streams.

A meeting scheduled for public discussion of proposed revisions is scheduled at 3 p.m. July 30 at 707 N. Robinson in Oklahoma City.

A public comment period closes at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 8.

We encourage everyone to review the document and share your thoughts with the state of Oklahoma.

There are not enough opportunities to have your voice heard to turn down the ones that are readily available.

On the Web

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s draft 2012 integrated report, “Water Quality in Oklahoma,” is available for review here: http://www.deq.state.ok.us/wqdnew/305b_303d/index.html.

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