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Arkansas issues haze-fight mandate

6 power providers told to reduce sulfur intake; order resubmitted to EPA

Subscriber onlyArkansas utilities will buy lower sulfur energy sources so that their plants emit less of the sulfur dioxide pollutant as they seek to comply with new state environmental administrative orders. Continue reading...

Exxon is asked to ante up for central Arkansas spill; plan seeks $1.8M for 2013 damage

Subscriber onlyMore than five years after a pipeline burst in Mayflower near Lake Conway, state and federal officials have asked Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay more than $1.8 million to compensate the government for damage caused by the oil spill, and to pay for wildlife restoration efforts and other expenses. Continue reading...

Crash noted before deaths of mom, 2 young kids; car ended up in river under I-40 bridge

Subscriber onlyA woman who died along with her two children July 27 was involved in a car accident shortly before her car ended up in the Mississippi River under the Interstate 40 bridge, police said. Continue reading...

Member of panel still on C&H case

Recusal because of earlier remarks unnecessary, panel decides

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission member can continue to participate in hearings about C&H Hog Farms' appeal of its permit denial after writing public comments in support of the farm a year before his appointment to the commission, the commission has decided. Continue reading...

Panel OKs decision on hog farm permit

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission approved Friday its administrative law judge's recommendations to deny motions made by C&H Hog Farms arguing that its original permit was indefinitely active. Continue reading...

State devising actions to take with drought; one-third of counties said to have severe conditions

Subscriber onlyArkansas officials plan to implement recommendations for actions the state should take during drought conditions, a water resources leader said. Continue reading...

Commissioner still on C&H case; recusal over earlier remarks unnecessary, panel decides

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission member can continue to participate in hearings about C&H Hog Farms' appeal of its permit denial after writing public comments in support of the farm a year before his appointment to the commission, the commission has decided. Continue reading...

Panel OKs decision on hog farm permit

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission approved Friday its administrative law judge's recommendations to deny motions made by C&H Hog Farms arguing that its original permit was indefinitely active. Continue reading...

State board adopts new rules for used tires

Subscriber onlyNew rules designed to increase state money for used tires and decrease used-tire dumps were approved and adopted Friday by a state environmental board. Continue reading...

Buffalo National River visitors warned against algae; river still safe, ecologist says

Subscriber onlyVisitors to the Buffalo National River should watch out for algae on the river that has the potential to produce cyanotoxins, the National Park Service said in a news release Friday. Continue reading...

Part of Buffalo River, Big Creek on Arkansas' impaired list

Subscriber onlyThe country's first national river is impaired, according to Arkansas environmental regulators. Continue reading...

Group seeks to buy last 1,600 feet for hiking trail along Buffalo River path in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyA conservation group wants to buy the final tract of land needed to finish a hiking trail that would stretch about 100 miles along the Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyEPA to help state remove asbestos Continue reading...

Body of missing Arkansan found; authorities believe 71-year-old woman was abducted during shopping trip

Subscriber onlyA body found in Jefferson County on Wednesday is that of a 71-year-old woman who was reported missing last week in Conway, police said Friday. Continue reading...

Offer hog-farm permit for input, agency advised

State regulators next will vote on judge’s recommendation

Subscriber onlyA judge recommended to environmental regulators Tuesday that a permit application for a hog farm within the Buffalo River watershed should go back out for public notice and comment after it was denied earlier this year. Continue reading...

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