Environmental groups to speak on Arkansas hog farm appeal
February 15, 2018
MOUNT JUDEA, Ark. (AP) — A judge has ruled that two environmental groups can intervene in an Arkansas hog farm's appeal of its permit denial.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that C&H Hog Farms has appealed the state Department of Environmental Quality's January denial of its operating permit to the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission. A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 6.
The commission's judge ruled Friday that the Ozark Society and the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance could intervene in the appeal. Both groups oppose the farm's permit application.
The farm operates near...