Tulsa, OK – Report: Reclaiming mines would cost Oklahoma $143M
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Facing a daunting $143 million price tag for the work, Oklahoma may never reclaim some abandoned coal mines that pose a danger to people or the environment.
The state received a miniscule portion of that total in federal funding for such projects this year, and director Mike Kastl of the state Conservation Commission's abandoned mine lands program says some old mines may never be restored.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry today vetoed legislation that would allow public schools to operate as charter schools free of many state school mandates.
Henry said that would turn back the clock on decades of education reforms.
The bill was supported by some school administrators and school boards who claimed it would have given them more local control. It was opposed by the Oklahoma Education Association, which said it could eliminate school librarians and counselors.
May has been one soggy month with over eight inches of rain in some parts of Northeast Oklahoma and more on the way. Steve Peltz is the Meteorologist in Charge at the National Weather Service in Tulsa. He says predicting a heavy rain event is difficult.