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Due to a number of folks being out of power and other ongoing issues from the recent ice storms, we have decided to reschedule the annual meeting to allow everyone ample time to be able to participate. The CPASA Annual meeting will now be held on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020, at 5:30pm.
As we previously mentioned, we are needing to change the format of our meeting and, after much discussion, determined the safest way to do this is virtually via Zoom. We know you all have a lot on your plate right now and we'll do our best to keep the meeting as short as possible.
The majority of our discussion will be from our legal counsel, Krystina Phillips, as she reviews all of our current legal issues. Although it's been relatively quiet on the policy side of things, CPASA has been very busy as we continue to deal with issues affecting the sustainability of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer. We have seen a number of applications for new mining operations and for current operations looking to expand their facilities and we remain greatly concerned about the longterm impacts these will have on the springs and streams in the area.
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Topic: CPASA Annual Meeting
Time: Nov 17, 2020 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 882 9230 4163
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While we realize there are some, and perhaps many of you, who are not in a position to be able to join our meeting, we will be sending out a detailed update soon after the meeting for you to get caught up.
Here is a look at the meeting agenda as it stands to date:
CPASA Annual Meeting Agenda
November 17, 2020
Call to Order and Welcome – Amy Anne Ford
Reading and Approval of Minutes from the 2020 Annual Meeting – Wayne Kellogg
Annual Treasurer’s Report – Ken Meyer
Nomination and Election of 2020-2021 Board of Directors – Shannon Shirley
Year in Review - Amy Anne Ford
Legal Activities – Krystina Phillips
Please remember to like our Facebook page and check our website regularly as we are working to keep these up to date and frequently use those as tools to disseminate information quickly.
Thank you again for your partnership and dedication to helping us protect the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer, the lifeblood of this treasured area that so many of us call home. We definitely couldn’t do it without you and look forward to seeing everyone on November 17th!
Amy Anne Ford
Happy Fall Everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the cooler temperatures outside this week.
We wanted to touch base to give everyone an update on some recent developments with the Oklahoma Department of Mines. The ODM recently scheduled public hearings on CPASA’s Petition for Rulemaking requiring non-coal mining companies to submit permit applications to the Department electronically and to also publish those applications online, making them much easier to review.
Time is of the essence! The deadline to submit comments supporting CPASA’s Petition for Rulemaking is next Tuesday, October 6, 2020. I’ve attached CPASA’s Amended Petition for Rulemaking to assist you in writing your comments. Honestly, it can be as simply as, “I believe CPASA’s Amended Petition for Rulemaking increases government transparency and makes it easier for citizens to engage in important decisions. Please approve these changes.” Additionally, I’ve also attached a form letter that you can modify as you see fit.
Please mail your comments to:
Oklahoma Department of Mines
2915 Classen Blvd., Ste 213
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
As always, we’re so grateful for your support and diligence. We’re all in this together and we so appreciate all of you staying engaged and helping us protect our vital water resources.
Thank you again for your partnership and dedication to helping us protect the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer, the lifeblood of this treasured area that so many of us call home. We definitely couldn’t do it without you!
Amy Anne Ford
Timeline of Mining Issues in the Arbuckle Simpson
CPASA is an all-volunteer organization of citizens from throughout Oklahoma and other states working together to protect the sustainability of the Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer in South Central Oklahoma.