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Meacham raises global warming issue

Oklahoma City (AP) _ State Treasurer Scott Meacham is raising global warming as an issue in why he opposes a proposed coal-fired electrical plant.  Meacham says he questions why the plant would use coal from Wyoming instead of natural gas from Oklahoma which he says would create economic activity and jobs.

And, Meacham says burning coal will increase carbon emissions that could cause climate changes and global warming that would harm agriculture.

Oklahoma gas & electric has criticized meacham for using his office in full-page newspaper ads that oppose the plant.  OG&E is part of the group that wants to build the plant while the ads are paid for by a group formed by Chesapeake Energy which opposes the plant.

The State Corporation Commission is considering whether to approve the coal-powered plant.

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