After over six years of efforts by BRWA and others, we are excited to share that on June 13, 2019 Governor Hutchinson Announced Closure of C&H and the need for a Permanent Moratorium on future medium and large hog CAFOs in the watershed. He could be thanked for this effort.
Still we need you to stay engaged to assure that the moratorium is put in place and that the closure of the hog facility is done in the best way possible. Further, BRWA will continue with its mission to preserve and protect our nation's first national river. Save the Buffalo River -Forever!
Current efforts (as of 3/6/2020) are focused on securing a permanent moratorium on future swine CAFO permits in the Buffalo watershed. The issue is coming up for legislative review, beginning on March 9, 2020 and we are asking supporters who are constituents of voting members to contact your representatives and urge them to support a permanent moratorium. Read more here.
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