Why Do We Need to Save the Buffalo River, Again?
The "Save the Buffalo - Again" campaign was necessary because, in 2012, an industrial scale hog facility was built on the banks of Big Creek, just 5 miles upstream from the Buffalo National River. Government oversight of this development was deeply flawed and threatened to destroy the fragile ecosystem of our nation's first National River. However, in June 2019, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a $6.2 million buyout and closure of the facility and requested a permanent ban on any future swine permits in the watershed. Read further for how this saga unfolded.
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 a Permanent Moratorium! Read the news here. Read the Settlement Agreement here.
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