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MARCH 2015 MORTIFICATION: OKLAHOMA's High Debris Crash Deaths, Legislature's Scroogeness are Tragedies to "Grand Land" and People
[Please HELP!!! DoYOU Live in NEVADA, OKLAHOMA, LOUISIANA, MICHIGAN, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, TEXAS, NEW YORK STATE, NEW JERSEY--PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE CAPITOL OFFICIALS NOW! to pass bills CREATING STATE ANTI-LITTER SLOGAN, REDUCING DEADLY VEHICLE-LITTER CRASHES, ENACTING COMPREHENSIVE RECYCLING, and other bills making public properties CLEANER!]
“Worst” #10 Oklahoma is now a top five "Deadliest Chance in America" government for a person to be KILLED by collision debris and or un-removed litter (see top left photo of windshield struck by road litter). From NHTSA statistics of a recent 12-month period, over 18 people have been KILLED across the Sooner State in those accidents--an average increase of three deaths per year since 2010. [Bordering "worst" #9 New Mexico leads America as the most dangerous for those crash deaths to occur by chance. see/click on http://www.free-press-release.com/news-new-mexico-america-s-deadliest-debris-caused-vehicle-accident-state-1390930826.html ].
Members of the Legislature at Oklahoma City have acted as shameful scrooges (see 3rd photo, left) allowing only a stingy spending of $18.52 per resident per year, on necessary environmental protection--among the POOREST for 50 states. Those legislators are led by MARY FALLIN (4th photo, left)--one of two female Governors running a Scorecard “worst” state (the other, #1 South Carolina's NIKKI HALEY). With no adequate maintenance funding, miles of pristine public spaces across Oklahoma-- first settled by earth-respecting Native Americans--are increasingly being mutilated with dumped, disease-breeding waste (see tire dumping in the Edmund area, 3rd photo left), plus polluted waterways and underground water that is consumed by humans. [Much of Oklahoma's human-caused illegal waste littering and air pollution sources have been traced to visitors and industry from next door, “below average” Texas. Texas has the fifth highest population percent of "profiled litters" age 16-25 in America, and was THE largest populated “worst” regime in the 2011 Scorecard. GREG ABBOTT is now the Governor of the messy Lone Star State (scroll down Scorecard “About” page for his picture)].
Additionally, Ms. Fallin's poor Green leadership and uncourageous Lawmakers have yet to to enact earth helpful Green laws, such as statewide Comprehensive Recycling and Containers Deposits legislation for the 77 Counties and hundreds of Communities--both mechanisms used by numerous states to keep public properties clean and Green, and, for little-to-no taxpayer cost.
Among all this hopelessness, there's one positive silver lining for the Soooner State: That regime possesses a viable, statewide anti-littering campaign slogan: "Oklahoma, Keep Out Land Grand" (see bottom photo, left), something that "worst" states Nevada, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan have 1. yet to either establish for all of their Counties and Cities, or 2. like South Carolina, Wyoming and South Dakota, have chosen to abandon a previous prideful slogan, proven in over 30 states, and their Counties and Cities, in reducing litter volumes, and at reduced tax dollar expenditures. Quite a few officials from the above seven states of NV, IN, KY, MI, SC, WY and SD suffer from a false realization, that Adopt-a-Highway programs "clean it all up." Instead, those programs are limited in their scope area and simply DO NOT CLEAN UP tons upon tons, miles upon miles of NON-highway refuse along streets, sidewalks, beaches, trails, waterways and buildings paid for by taxpayers.