Environment America
Brad Johnson

President Barack Obama’s visit to Cushing, Oklahoma, the “Pipeline Crossroads for the World,” took him to ground zero for climate disasters in the United States. Since 2007, Cushing alone has been hit by disastrous drought, severe summer storms, ice storms, and wildfire. The state of Oklahoma — home to the country’s most visible climate denier and oil industry apologist, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) — has the greatest density of disaster declarations in the country, an analysis by Environment America has found. Six Oklahoma counties have each experienced 10 or more declared presidential climate disasters since 2006.

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