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Court order stalls Arkansas hog farm permit decision


October 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge has further delayed an Arkansas hog farm's permit application to operate near the Buffalo River watershed.

Newton County Circuit Judge John Putman issued a stay Wednesday on an order issued in August by the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission. The order had reopened the permit application process for C&H Hog Farms, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The farm is permitted to house about 6,500 hogs on Big Creek.

The commission decided in August that the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality erred in issuing a final decision denying...

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