The Oklahoma Farm Bureau and other supporters of the so-called Right to Farm proposal — State Question 777 — know that with voter approval, it grants corporate farm operators legal right to forbid any special testing on their properties for pollution of surface drinking waters and subsurface water sources.
Why are they against some water tests? Special testing can detect dangerous levels of herbicides, pesticides chemicals and fertilizers — additives toxic to humans, but often used by big agriculture.
By their attempt to deregulate land uses at the expense of Oklahoma’s public water quality, SQ 777 backers are classic examples of Samuel Johnson’s "Power is not sufficient evidence of truth."
Bob Jackman, Tulsa