State Sen. Jerry Ellis today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Mary Fallin’s recent request that Oklahomans pray for rain:
“Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin asked all Oklahomans to pray for rain Sunday, July 17. With drought conditions so extreme, we should be praying. The Valliant United Methodist Church has had rain on our prayer list for several weeks.
With our current conditions calling for prayers, is it necessary for Oklahoma to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on a study to determine if we have surplus water to sell to Texas?
If we need to pray, the answer should be nay to selling our water.”