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Objecting to pipeline, 6 say eminent domain doesn't fit

posted: 01/24/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Land can't be condemned under eminent domain to construct a 440-mile crude-oil pipeline across Arkansas because the pipeline wouldn't serve any customers in Arkansas, said a complaint filed Wednesday in Johnson County Circuit Court.

SWEPCO: Just heeding orders in line quest

posted: 01/23/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

No misconduct was committed by Southwestern Electric Power Co. when it proposed building a 50-mile, high-voltage power line through the Ozark Mountains, the utility's attorney said Wednesday in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

SWEPCO: Just heeding orders in line quest

posted: 01/23/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

No misconduct was committed by Southwestern Electric Power Co. when it proposed building a 50-mile, high-voltage power line through the Ozark Mountains, the utility's attorney said Wednesday in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

Drainage tunnel cave-in gets close look

posted: 01/22/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

A drainage tunnel in this tourist town has collapsed, further undermining the integrity of two parking spaces in a lot above, next to the historic Auditorium on Main Street.

Fires sear 1,700 acres in 3 days

updated: 01/21/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

At least four wildfires were burning Tuesday afternoon in or near the Buffalo National River, scorching more than 1,700 acres since Sunday.

Fires sear 1,700 acres in 3 days

posted: 01/21/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

At least four wildfires were burning Tuesday afternoon in or near the Buffalo National River, scorching more than 1,700 acres of land since Sunday.

Weekend wildfires burn in 22 counties

updated: 01/19/2015 11:42 p.m. Discuss

A 200-acre wildfire was burning Monday in the Lower Buffalo Wilderness of Marion County.

Agency offers less restrictive way to protect bat's habitat

posted: 01/16/2015 2:26 a.m. Comment 1

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offered an option Thursday to protect northern long-eared bats while limiting regulatory burden on the public.

Agency offers less restrictive way to protect bat's habitat

posted: 01/16/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offered an option Thursday to protect northern long-eared bats while limiting regulatory burden on the public.

Reject power-line application, foes urge state

updated: 01/13/2015 10:15 p.m. Discuss

A group that spent 20 months fighting a proposed high-voltage power line through Benton and Carroll counties wants a state regulatory commission to deny the application and hold the public utility accountable.

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