Thu February 5, 2009
A conversation with Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson.
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Our guest on today's edition of StudioTulsa is Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson. (He's held this post since 1994.) Edmondson was in Tulsa yesterday to speak to law students at the University of Tulsa, and to our local legal community as well --- and to file a lawsuit on behalf of the Oklahoma Tax Commission against the Creek Nation Smoke Shop owners and several Creek Nation officials, who've allegedly violated state and federal laws concerning cigarette sales. In particular, Edmondson speaks at length with host Rich Fisher about a pending lawsuit against the poultry industry (regarding that industry's environmental impact on Okalahoma's waterways) and about the recently-observed tenth anniversary of a landmark tobacco-industry settlement that has brought millions of dollars into Oklahoma (where it's by and large held in a trust established for the health of our citizens). We also hear about Edmondson's just-announced plans to run for Governor of Oklahoma in 2010.