The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual enforcement and compliance results demonstrating a focus on violations that have the most impact on public health.
International Paper announced the donation of its Lake Erling property in southwest Arkansas to the American Gamebird Research Education and Development (AGRED) Foundation. The AGRED Foundation will preserve and improve the property to protect wildlife and will maintain the lake for public recreational use in perpetuity. The approximately 7,000-acre donated property includes the lakebed, a controlling dam and a small park that provides public access to the lake. The lake is a man-made impoundment that was constructed in the 1950s as a water source for International Paper's nearby Springhill Mill, which closed more than 30 years ago.
White-nose syndrome confirmed in Arkansas Arkansas becomes 23rd state to confirm deadly disease in bats
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed the presence of white-nose syndrome, a disease fatal to several bat species, in Arkansas. The disease was documented in two northern long-eared bats found at a cave on natural area managed by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission in Marion County.
Evolve® - First All Natural Cleaning Technology Capable of Outperforming Chemical Cleaners Powers Walmart's New Great Value Natural line
In coordinated news announced today by Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Agaia, Inc. introduced Evolve®, the patented green cleaning technology empowering Walmart's Great Value Naturals, a new line of all-natural cleaning products that are as effective as leading conventional cleaners.
Nine hazardous waste sites added, eight proposed nationally
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed to add the MacMillan Ring-Free Oil site in Union County, Arkansas, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has entered into a consent agreement and final order (CAFO) with Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation to resolve violations involving 820 barrels of crude oil released on Sept. 23, 2012, in Ouachita County, Ark.