Emily Walkenhorst

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State agency gets hog-farm drilling results

Neither contractor nor environmental officials draw conclusions from research

Subscriber onlyA contractor has turned over to the state the results of its tests to determine whether a hog farm in Mount Judea is leaking manure into the ground, but the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality said it is not ready to interpret the results, agency officials said Thursday. Continue reading...

Sides file in manure-use dispute; judge to decide whether Arkansas farmer must acquire new permit

Subscriber onlyParties in a case appealing Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality-approved permit changes on a property in the Buffalo River watershed filed briefs this week. Continue reading...

Nature preserve for public use planned near Buffalo River

Subscriber onlyThe Nature Conservancy has purchased 1,425 acres of land near the Buffalo National River to create a nature preserve for public use, the group announced Tuesday. Continue reading...

States, including Arkansas, miss goal; Gulf's 'dead zone' unchecked

Subscriber onlyFifteen years after Arkansas and 11 other states set a goal of shrinking an oxygen-starved area of the Gulf Coast to 1,900 square miles, the area is still a few times larger. Continue reading...

Hog farm data’s release date set

Agency to host Dec. 1 event on manure-leak tests’ results

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality on Dec. 1 will receive the results of a drilling study conducted at C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea, the department said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Hog-farm data's release date set

Agency to host Dec. 1 event on manure-leak tests’ results

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality on Dec. 1 will receive the results of a drilling study conducted at C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea, the department said Wednesday. Continue reading...

EPA rule overlooks progress, state says

AG asks agency, court for review

Subscriber onlyThe Environmental Protection Agency should reconsider its plan for implementing the 1999 Regional Haze Rule in Arkansas that affects electrical utilities, the state argued in a petition filed Tuesday before the EPA. Continue reading...

EPA rule overlooks progress, state says

AG asks agency, court for review

Subscriber onlyThe Environmental Protection Agency should reconsider its plan for implementing the 1999 Regional Haze Rule in Arkansas that affects electrical utilities, the state argued in a petition filed Tuesday before the EPA. Continue reading...

Energy office's better fit laid out

Mission is key, officials say

Subscriber onlyPlacing the Arkansas Energy Office under the control of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality would be a better alignment for the nine-person office's mission, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday during an announcement outlining his desired state government restructuring. Continue reading...

Arkansas districts for tires' disposal struggle

Report finds 11 are losing funds

Subscriber onlyArkansas' scrap-tire districts are in poor financial shape and in need of more accountability measures, according to an analysis by a state representative. Continue reading...

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