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In praise of petroleum


Letters to the Editor

Amber Nemecek
“Future generations call us to say no to the Keystone XL pipeline” according to Nathaniel Batchelder’s “No time for pipeline” commentary (May 22, Oklahoma Gazette). If that’s the case, then future generations need to say goodbye to telephones, soft contact lenses, motor oil, antifreeze, deodorant, lipstick, hair color, eyeglasses, soap, perfumes, tires and many other common items that Americans use on a daily basis.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Raising taxes? Really?


Letters to the Editor

Amber Nemecek
Everyone knows that tax money helps to keep water clean for drinking, to repair potholes on city streets and to spread sand/ salt on icy roads, etc. Nathaniel Batchelder implies (Commentary, “Cutting taxes is not the answer,” July 11, Oklahoma Gazette) taxes once funded mental hospitals and substance abuse programs, as if the state does not fund them any longer. Oklahoma’s mental health system is centralized and primarily state-funded. Oklahoma voters approved a net 55-centsper-pack increase in the cigarette tax in 2008, and most of that revenue went to health care. The state’s mental health and substance abuse programs are receiving millions of dollars.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What’s this about a children’s museum?


Letters to the Editor

Amber Nemecek
I was not aware that Stage Center is being persuaded to become a children’s museum.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Back to the basics


Letters to the Editor

Amber Nemecek
I am amazed at how many letters were written in response to Steve Kern’s Commentary (“Commentary: Scrutinizing science,” April 13, Gazette) article. My main concern is that people are in an upro
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
 
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