LTE: SQ 777 more like ‘Right to Harm’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:

It seems that the supporters of State Question 777 who were quoted in your recent story haven’t actually read the proposed amendment. The fact is that the only thing SQ 777 does is remove Oklahoma voices from determining what our farm policies are.

Known as Right to Farm, SQ 777 should really be called Right to Harm. This dangerous amendment would ban Oklahoma lawmakers from setting farm policy for our state. Federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency are not covered by SQ 777. In other words, passage of SQ 777 will mean that the feds at agencies like the EPA are the only ones who will be allowed to set rules that regulate our farms.

If you care about Oklahoma voices having a say in farm policy, vote no on SQ 777. The devil is in the details.

Clova Abrahamson

Bartlesville, Okla.