Election of environmental activists could prove challenge to Oklahoma congressmen

The results of the November mid-term elections could impact the energy industries of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and other states. Especially with the election of some environmentalists and activists who don’t like oil and gas and coal industries.

Oklahoma has its share of protectors including Sen. Jim Inhofe who is a senior Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Second District U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Both are quick to defend the energy industries in Oklahoma.

But their efforts might be countered by the election of activists according to Inside Climate News, an energy focused journalism group. It contends five new House members have “taken on polluters and built climate solutions but now are bringing activism to Congress.”

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