Letters to the Editor: Oct. 15, 2014 

Water shortage?

During future discussion to increase rates charged to citizens for water in Oklahoma City, I hope the city council is asking, “How sustainable is the water supply and what is being done to protect it?” The Ogallala Aquifer, one of the world’s largest aquifers, feeds Oklahoma and, according to the film Symphony of the Soil, has gone down half since the 1960s. As citizens, we must conserve water. But our usage is miniscule in comparison to the oil industry. The oil industry is free to use millions of gallons of drinkable water in each of its hydraulic fracking wells each day.

The least our city council could do is also pass an ordinance, like New York City has done, which prevents fracking within our city limits. Take a stand to protect the integrity and sustainability of our water systems. — Susan Schmidt Oklahoma City

It is easy being green

Thanks to Oklahoma Gazette for the cover story on sustainable living (Life, “It’s not (always) easy being green,” Angela Chambers, Oct. 1). We must examine the impact of our food choices. Studies show that the production of meat, eggs and dairy products might have as great an impact on climate change as all vehicle traffic. Becoming vegetarian or vegan does not just reduce cruelty to animals; it greatly lowers our environmental impact. — Nathaniel Batchelder Oklahoma City

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Corrections:

» In the Oct. 8 issue of Oklahoma Gazette, the okc.Biz Best Places to Work in Oklahoma (BPTW) section published an incorrect photo with the profile of the No. 2 Small Business winner TBS Factoring Service, formerly known as Truckers Bookkeeping Service. Also, Wood Kaufman is the company’s managing member.

In the same section, Chaparral Energy should have been listed as a private company. Also in the same section, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is the full name of the company that won No. 3 Large Business.

» A Sept. 24 Gazette food briefs story incorrectly identified the co-owner and pastry chef of The Tin Can. Her name is Lisa Woods.

» OKG wants to clarify a Sept. 10 Gazette food brief on Ingrid’s Kitchen. Ingrid’s new bakery at 6501 N. May Ave. will share space with current building occupant Sweete Memories Specialty Bakery.

» An Oct. 8 Gazette cover story on The Grease Trap’s 1-year anniversary contained two errors. The HiLo is owned by Chris Simon and Jimmy O’Neal, and the Arts Council of Oklahoma City has assigned Leslie Hensley to work with its art program.

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