DEQ to launch series of meetings on how to spend $3 million in climate pollution reduction


The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality plans to launch a series of meetings focused on how to use Oklahoma’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grant of $3 million funded by the Biden administration’s green efforts.

Meetings will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28 in Oklahoma City and Thursday, Nov. 30 in Lawton. Other meetings will follow in December in other cities across the state. The DEQ is seeking public input and feedback on potential projects.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program in 2023 with funding from the Inflation Reduction Act. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) applied for and was awarded $3 million under Phase 1: Planning Grants.

The grant was announced in August and at the time, the DEQ said it would work with state agencies, universities, Tribal Nations and local government groups to determine projects. Some of the projects concerned infrastructure for Electric Vehicle charging, methane detection, carbon capture and workforce development centered around the reduction of greenhouse gasses.

The Oklahoma City meeting includes an option to attend virtually. Register now:

A current list of upcoming meetings is below. For the latest updates and more information, visit our website:


Date Time Address
Oklahoma City (and virtual) Tuesday, November 28, 2023 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm DEQ – Multipurpose Room
707 N Robinson Ave
OKC, OK 73102
Lawton Thursday, November 30, 2023 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm DEQ – Multipurpose Room
707 N Robinson Ave
OKC, OK 73102
Poteau Monday, December 4, 2023 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Kiamichi Tech (within Carl Albert State College) 1509 S McKenna St Poteau, OK 74953
Burns Flat Tuesday, December 5, 2023 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Western Technology Center Burns Flat Campus – Adult Education Bldg – M
621 Sooner Drive
Burns Flat, OK 73624
Tulsa Thursday, December 7, 2023 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm OSU-Tulsa – Bank of Oklahoma Room
700 N Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74106
Miami Tuesday, December 12, 2023 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
200 I Street NE
Miami, OK 74354
Oklahoma City TBD (January 2024)