Keating and Edmondson team up to protect scenic rivers from poultry pollution


Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, a Republican and former Attorney General Drew Edmondson, a Democrat, have joined forces to protect the state’s scenic rivers against renewed poultry waste pollution.

Writing an opinion piece in The Oklahoman, the two former state leaders came out against House Bill 4118 which would repeal language in existing law and “effectively giving the poultry industry a license to pollute the rivers and lakes of Oklahoma.”

When the two were in office, they battled pollution of the Illinois River in eastern Oklahoma and their efforts led to a state law to stop large chicken farms from polluting state waterways.

Click here for their opinion piece