Attorney General Drew Edmondson is running for Governor of Oklahoma. He is a democrat. I am a Republican. I support Drew Edmondson for Governor because he is doing more to protect private property rights than any other public official.
Drew Edmondson is suing some of the largest poultry companies in the world for illegally dumping chicken manure on eastern Oklahoma. These companies deliver millions of chickens to “growers.” In five weeks, the chicken is ready for slaughter. It weighs about 3 pounds and leaves behind about 2 pounds of manure, called “litter.”
For decades, the poultry companies have told growers to spread the litter on the land in eastern Oklahoma. The growers have to do what the company wants or the company will put them out of business. The litter runs into river, streams and lakes. When anyone complains, the companies say the growers are responsible, not the companies. The result is that, the poultry companies use the land and water of eastern Oklahoma as a free industrial sewer.
Individual rural land owners in eastern Oklahoma have been powerless in the face of these multinational poultry companies. The companies use lawyers, lobbyists, and public relations to convince the public and public officials that there is nothing wrong with dumping enormous quantities of chicken litter on eastern Oklahoma. Some public officials even try to protect the chicken companies’ ability to dump on rural eastern Oklahoma. Certain public officials have tried to prevent the Attorney General from holding the companies responsible for the damage they have caused.
Despite political attacks by and on behalf of the huge multinational poultry companies, Drew Edmondson continues to fight to protect the property of Oklahoma citizens from illegal dumping by the multinational poultry companies. No other candidate has shown the courage, experience or desire to protect citizens and their property rights as well as Drew Edmondson. This is why I am a Republican for Drew.