The Sierra Club has reached a settlement in its
lawsuit seeking to force the Environmental
Protection Agency to approve or disapprove Arkansas’
plan for reducing smog and haze in the air.
LITTLE ROCK — Seven Arkansas residents filed three
lawsuits Tuesday seeking class-action status
against various natural-gas companies alleging,
among other things, that hydraulic fracturing in
the Fayetteville Shale has diminished property
McNAB — Two rows of steel beams the size of
railroad crossties march from the east bank of the
Little River to midstream, but if opponents of a
coal-fired power plant have their way, the beams
will be dead in the water.
Critics have charged that a rule that would
require companies to reveal the chemicals they use
in natural-gas wells contains troubling
A provision added to the final version of the
rule approved in December would allow companies to
claim certain chemicals in “fracking” fluid as
trade secrets in “limited situations” if the
commission’s director gives approval.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- One of the immutable laws of
nature is that water runs downhill. That means
that what happens upstream is certainly going to
affect what happens further downstream and the
more water there is the larger and more noticeable
the effects will be.
ArkansasTimes -- In October of 2008, the Times
reported on the burgeoning natural gas industry
and the pollution and waste disposal problems that
came with the boom. Since then, a lot has
happened. Some of it positive, most negative.
TEXARKANA, Ark. -- The Arkansas Supreme Court will
hear oral arguments on April 15 about the process
used to approve the certificate that granted
SWEPCO's construction of the John W. Turk Power
Plant located in southern Arkansas.
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