Tagged: arkansas department of environmental quality

Environmentalist Calls for Strict Oversight of Hog Farm Near Buffalo River

by Rob Moritz 3/20/2015 3:29 pm

Environmentalists must be vocal in their opposition to a hog farm near the Buffalo National River watershed because it's not only a potential threat to the pristine waterway but also the economy of the region, the chairman of the Pulaski County Ozark Society said Friday.

Marcus Devine Named New Director for Division of Youth Services

by Associated Press 2/26/2015 7:07 am

A former Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality leader has been picked to direct the state agency responsible for housing and treating the state's youth offenders.

Edmond Waters Named Commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 4:04 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson names Edmond Waters as commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department. He also appointed leaders for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs.

ADEQ Sets Meeting to Develop Air Quality Standards

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 7:35 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a meeting to discuss plans for developing a National Ambient Air Quality Standards state implementation plan.

Whirlpool Seeks Update to Arkansas Cleanup Plan

by Associated Press 12/28/2014 1:20 pm

Officials in Fort Smith say Whirlpool Corp. wants to revise its contamination cleanup plan for its closed plant there.

Meeting Set for Carbon Pollution Stakeholders

by Associated Press 9/22/2014 3:32 pm

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Public Service Commission are meeting next month over the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.

Regulators Cite Greater Shale Knowledge as Environmental Complaints Dwindle

by Jan Cottingham 9/15/2014 12:00 am

A decade of shale play development has seen a resolution of some of the early concerns, and two of the Arkansas regulators most involved in overseeing the gas industry in the play credit the growing “maturity” not just of the industry but of their own agencies and the public.

Majestic Hotel Debris Cleanup Plan Accepted

by Associated Press 9/5/2014 11:15 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality says the removal of rubble from the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs should begin within 30 days.

Arkansas Awarded $100,000 Grant for Water Quality

by Associated Press 8/28/2014 11:27 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has received a $100,000 grant for water quality management planning.

In Memphis, TVA Will Replace Coal with Natural Gas

by Lance Turner 8/21/2014 3:12 pm

The Tennessee Valley Authority voted Thursday to replace its Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis with a natural gas plant, a move aimed at improving air quality conditions in the area.

EPA's Clean Power Plan Fuels Carbon Debate

by Marty Cook 7/7/2014 12:00 am

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan. Environmentalists and power companies have split opinions on the agency's goals.

State Utilities, Regulators Look at Scope of Carbon Regulations

by Associated Press 6/25/2014 2:24 pm

Utility executives, environmentalists and state regulators are working to understand the scope of coming federal regulations that are expected to force Arkansas to cut its climate-warming air pollution by nearly 45 percent by 2030.

PSC, AEDQ Meeting to Discuss Carbon Pollution Reduction

by Associated Press 6/10/2014 7:40 am

A meeting is set at which utilities and Arkansas officials are to discuss new federal rules that are to reduce carbon pollution.

Fayetteville Takes Action to Clean Up Its Water (Green Initiatives | Honorable Mention, 20,000+)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

When a 2009 study of the Beaver Lake Watershed in Northwest Arkansas by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality revealed potential sources of pollution originating from Fayetteville, the city took action.

Builder Hired for $120M El Dorado Nitric Acid Plant

by Luke Jones 11/18/2013 12:00 am

LSB Industries Inc. of Oklahoma City has hired SAIC Constructors LLC to construct its $120 million nitric acid plant in El Dorado.

Fighting Fairly (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/11/2013 12:00 am

Using the government regulatory process to block a competitor signals an unwillingness to fight on the traditional market battlefields of price, quality and efficiency. We’re sure it’s happened before, but it’s neither good business nor good policy.

Two Entergy Arkansas Coal Plants Ranked on List of Nation's 'Dirtiest'

by Luke Jones 10/14/2013 12:00 am

A study ranking the nations’ 50 most polluting power plants is highlighting some of the issues electric industries in Arkansas and elsewhere are facing as environmental regulations change.

El Dorado Chemical Requests Expansion Permit From ADEQ

by Luke Jones 10/7/2013 12:00 am

El Dorado Chemical Co. is seeking a draft air permit from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality as part of previously announced expansion plans.

ADEQ Reviews Plan for Closed Whirlpool Site

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 7/19/2013 4:03 pm

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing a plan to deal with a degreasing solvent that was detected in groundwater at a recently shuttered Whirlpool plant in Fort Smith.

Study: Fracking Hasn't Polluted Arkansas Water

by Associated Press 5/16/2013 3:40 pm

A new study has found that natural gas drilling, or fracking, hasn't contaminated drinking water wells in Arkansas. But researchers say the geology there is more of a natural barrier to pollution than in other areas of shale gas drilling, such as Pennsylvania.