Emily Walkenhorst

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Hog-farm appeal input OK'd; environmental groups allowed in as permit denial advances

Subscriber onlyTwo environmental groups can intervene in a hog farm's appeal of its permit denial, an administrative law judge has ordered. Continue reading...

Comments split on haze rule; utilities back state plan opposed by environmental groups

Subscriber onlyUtilities and a consumer group largely favor the state's proposed changes in the way it will implement a federal rule to reduce haze, but environmental groups oppose it, according to comments submitted to the state. Continue reading...

State agency's comments on hog farm in Buffalo River watershed show little detail on ruling

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality denied C&H Hog Farms an operating permit in part because the company did not conduct a study on the flow direction of groundwater or develop an emergency action plan, according to the department's responses to public comments on the permit application. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

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Panel on river outlines its goals

Priorities include tourism increase

Subscriber onlyThe state committee devoted to caring for the Buffalo River sent its first report to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson this week, outlining the priorities of the committee and the state agencies its members run. Continue reading...

EPA supports state revisions on haze rule; utilities still plan to reduce nitrogen-oxide emissions

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Arkansas' plan to implement part of a federal rule designed to enhance visibility in national wilderness areas, the agency announced Monday, but it won't change utilities' plans for complying with the rule. Continue reading...

Solar industry in Arkansas weighs tariff’s effects

Subscriber onlyA new tariff on imported solar products is expected to raise the price of solar projects in the United States and potentially curb demand, but shouldn’t prevent solar power from continuing its fast-paced growth, solar officials in Arkansas said last week. Continue reading...

Environmental notebook

Subscriber onlyScrap-tire measure advanced by vote Continue reading...

Solar industry in Arkansas weighs tariff's effects

Levy on panels will be 30%

Subscriber onlyA new tariff on imported solar products is expected to raise the price of solar projects in the United States and potentially curb demand, but shouldn't prevent solar power from continuing its fast-paced growth, solar officials in Arkansas said last week. Continue reading...

Vote starts pollution credit-trade rule writing

Subscriber onlyThe first program designed to trade water pollution credits from business to business is one step closer to being adopted into state regulations. Continue reading...

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