Legislation will likely be introduced today or tomorrow during a Special Session for the 91st Arkansas General Assembly. We have seen several version as the bills were being drafted by lawmakers and special interest groups. The first draft clearly showed the intent to circumvent ADEQ's permitting authority and their denial of C&H's Reg. 5 permit.
Don't forget - someone always lives downstream. While data already indicate problems, if something catastrophic were to happen, Searcy County would suffer the most. As far as poverty and access to safe drinking water are concerned - Searcy Co. is already suffering. What would happen to the poverty rate and ability to repair infrastructure if the lower section of the Buffalo River was no longer an ideal tourist destination?
Be the voice for the Buffalo. Share. And CALL your legislators and Governor Asa Hutchinson today!