Mark Davies on the election choice we face

PLEASE SHARE WITH VOTERS IN 50 U.S. STATES Nathaniel Batchelder sez: My enormous respect for Mark Davies grows. I OBSERVE THAT … Republicans pledge to develop Coal, Oil, and Gas for “US Energy Independence.” Their Party Platform Promises to “End the EPA’s war on coal,” and to reverse Obama’s commitment to the Paris Climate Summit Agreement. … Read more…

Oklahoma Corporation Commission needs to hear from you about our energy future

Join me in writing to the Corporation Commissioners: Bob Anthony, Chair Dana Murphy, Vice-Chair Todd Hiett, Commissioner Oklahoma Corporation Commission P.O. Box 52000 OKC, OK  73152 Dear Commissioners, OG&E has applied to retrofit a coal-fired plant with “scrubbers” (cost:  $500 Million). OG&E wants to raise customers’ monthly rates to pay the $500 Million. OG&E has … Read more…

Mark Davies’ Prophetic Sermon on Climate Change

Friends, On June 28, Mark Davies gave a 19-minute sermon, entitled The Church and Climate Change,  summarizing the environmental challenges facing humanity as stewards and students of Creation. You will find the audio recording of the sermon at that link. I urge all to listen to this — perhaps forward it. I know Mark Davies. … Read more…

Commentary: OKC’s MAPS investments should be a model for the nation

I want to agree with Oklahoma Gazette Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Chancellor’s May 14 statement on public radio that Oklahoma City’s investments in infrastructure help level the playing field between rich and poor. The MAPS accomplishments are revitalizing OKC, now the envy of hundreds of American cities. True, most improvements benefitted our downtown and the bankers and … Read more…

My Op-Ed in Support of Iran Negotiations Published by The Oklahoman

The following guest editorial by Peace House Director Nathaniel Batchelder was published in The Oklahoman on Saturday, April 11. Will Congress support negotiations for peace? BY NATHANIEL BATCHELDER A preliminary agreement on Iran’s nuclear program has built hope that a final agreement can be reached. For everyone praying that global conflicts can be resolved through … Read more…