Agenda 21 Bill Criticized

Mar 27, 2013

The Oklahoma chapter of the Sierra Club says it opposes a bill, approved by the State House of Representatives, that would limit the activities related to the U.N.’s “Agenda 21,” an initiative designed to help cities become more environmentally sustainable.

The Sierra Club’s David Ocamb says unintended consequences could affect the ability of state universities to conduct sustainability research.

“All of these programs are political subdivisions of the state, and are at risk from this preposterous piece of legislation,” Ocamb said.

Agenda 21 is, according to Ocamb, “a list of good ideas that communities should engage in; there’s absolutely no enforcement mechanism whatsoever.”

He says fear of Agenda 21 is based on a conspiracy theory.

It’s not clear whether the Senate Energy Committee, into whose hands the measure has now passed, will hear the bill.