Arkansas, regional planners developing energy and environment plan for state

Solar panels are shown Aug. 22, 2022, at the solar park behind Sonora Elementary School in Springdale. (File Photo/NWA Democrat-Gazette/Charlie Kaijo)

A regional effort is underway to support investments in technologies and practices that reduce air pollution, protect natural resources and spur economic growth.

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission is collaborating with the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality, the city of Fort Smith and Metroplan in central Arkansas to develop the...