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EPA Proposals Threaten Arkansas (Jason Rapert Commentary)
Jason Rapert

EPA Proposals Threaten Arkansas (Jason Rapert Commentary)

Arkansas is fortunate to have among the lowest electricity prices in the nation. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency's newest proposed carbon rule poses a grave threat to our ability to produce electricity affordably and reliably, and that spells bad news for homeowners and business owners across the state.
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Trash Bag Alternative on Fayetteville Shelves

Fayetteville's grocery co-operative Ozark Natural Foods is now carrying a compostable substitute for the traditional plastic trash bag created by two University of Arkansas graduates.
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Asa Hutchinson to Energy Group: I'll 'Push Back' Against EPA

Arkansas gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson addressed the annual conference of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Friday afternoon in downtown Little Rock, and as expected the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon emission regulations were addressed.
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Support EPA Requirement (Barbara Jarvis Feedback)

Here is another reason to support the EPA's requirement to lower greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.
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