Senate Co-President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, made the following statement regarding Gov. Brad Henry’s proposal to create a biofuels research center in Oklahoma.
“Oklahoma has long led the way in developing our nation’s traditional energy resources, like oil and natural gas. While oil and gas will continue to be the backbone of our energy industry for many years to come, it also makes sense for Oklahoma to take a leadership role in the development of new forms of energy, like biofuels. The governor’s proposal for a bioenergy research center is worthy of serious study and consideration,” Coffee said.