Okla. environmental director announces retirement

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has announced plans to retire.

The department says Steve Thompson will retire Oct. 1 after serving as director since July 2002. Thompson said in a statement released Monday that he plans to spend more time with his family.

Thompson is a 1970 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and previously was director of the Oklahoma Department of Pollution Control and was Assistant Secretary of the Environment.

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