We all benefit from a reliable, sustainable water supply. Help us work to protect our water for future generations.

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

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If you live, work or enjoy the many family attractions in South Central Oklahoma we need you! It's up to all of us to protect our most precious natural resource.


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.

Timeline of Mining Issues in the Arbuckle Simpson

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