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Thursday Round-up


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The Turk power plant as of May of this year.

Just Stop it Already!: The Sierra Club and the National Audubon Society filed a request with the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission to hault construction on the John W. Turk Jr. power plant in Hempstead County.  The Arkansas Public Service Commission recently found that the plants owner American Electric Power had not gone through the proper process of obtaining the permit to build the plant.  AEP and SWEPCO decided to continue construction on the plant as they appealed the decision. 

A Bright Idea: News came yesterday of a US Department of Agriculture program aimed at improving water quality in the Illinois River.  It will take nearly $30 billion to fund the program and that includes planting trees and other grasses to filter runoff.  Of course, there is one other way to clean up that river.  Stop dumping chicken guts into it!

Tele-town halls.  Because facing a real crowd is for suckers.

Want to Get Involved?: Check out these two events - a tele-town hall with Sen. Mark Pryor and an event tomorrow morning, sponsored by the Clinton School and featuring former Murphy Oil CEO Claiborne Deming.  Special thanks to GreenAR by the Day for the heads up.  


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