Arkansas legislators review impact of '23 law limiting local regulations on crypto mines

Arkansas state Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, speaks during a meeting of the joint Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor at the state Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. Irvin was introducing an interim study on the effects of noise pollution and natural-resource use by cryptocurrency mining facilities after a 2023 law restricted the ability of city and county governments to regulate those facilities with ordinances. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Stephen Swofford)
Arkansas state Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, speaks during a meeting of the joint Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor at the state Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. Irvin was introducing an interim study on the effects of noise pollution and natural-resource use by cryptocurrency mining facilities after a 2023 law restricted the ability of city and county governments to regulate those facilities with ordinances. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Stephen Swofford)


State Sen. Missy Irvin said Thursday that she did "not have all the information" when she voted for a bill during last year's session that restricted the ability of cities and counties to regulate cryptocurrency mines.

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