After 42 years, Arkansas has not carried out plan to protect state waters from degradation

Federal act’s quality standards to protect rivers, lakes run aground in Arkansas

Posted: September 10, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Sarah Clem

More than 40 years after the passage of the federal Clean Water Act, Arkansas remains one of only two states that hasn't carried out the provision that protects a state's most important waters from degrading.

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