Letter Writing Campaign to Preserve and Protect the Buffalo National River
What's Unnatural in the Natural State?
A factory hog "farm" (confined animal feeding operation) upstream from the beautiful Buffalo National River. 78,000 hogs and almost 3 million gallons of waste each year? -- Far too much in this special place!
The current hog factory farm operating in the Buffalo River watershed applied for a new and different permit to continue operations. What is significant about this is that the citizens of Arkansas will have the opportunity to make comments and oppose the granting of the permit. We the people of Arkansas did not have that opportunity back in 2012 when the first permit was granted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. It is our belief that the REG 5 permit should be denied and we support ADEQ's decision to do so.
Please write the Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson, and ask him to:
Correct the original mistake, deny the new permit, and enact a permanent moratorium on swine CAFOs in the Buffalo River watershed.
Thanks for Hosting a Letter-Writing Party to Advocate for the
Preservation and Protection of the
Buffalo National River.
For more information or help contact Buffalo River Watershed Alliance board members
Ginny Masullo 479-530-0280 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Corley 870-416-0173 email@example.com
Some Suggested Letter Party Guidelines
At your event include:
For Arkansas House: http://www.arkansashouse.org
For Arkansas Senate: http://www.arkansas.gov./senate/senatorSearch.html
For Governor Hutchinson his contacts are:
Governor Asa Hutchinson
Room 250 State Capitol
500 Woodlane Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
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