The Woodward News


August 27, 2005

Inhofe discusses issues in local meeting


The current round of base realignments and closings was another issue brought up by the senator.

“I am happy to report that Oklahoma actually benefited from the commissions findings and one of the things that helped Oklahoma with the commission was the outstanding community support that all of our military bases have by the communities they are located in. One of the major requirements for keeping a base open is community support which Oklahoma abounds with,” said Inhofe.

Inhofe surprisingly also touched on the environment and gave a few thoughts on a handful of environmental issues.

“The environment is a very important issue to me as well even though it is something I haven’t discussed a lot. I currently am working on getting two animals taken off the endangered specialist one being the Arkansas shiner a small fish commonly used for bait and also a beetle which is costing tax payers millions of dollars every year. I am also fighting to restructure the Environmental Protection Agency so that is serves Americans instead of ruling Americans,” said Inhofe.

Inhofe after leaving Woodward was on his way to Guymon via his personal plane that he pilots himself.

“I have been flying for the past 48 years and will continue to until I die or can’t physically do it any longer which ever comes first,” Inhofe said with a laugh.

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