LOCAL CONTROLS ON CAFOS, CONTINUED?

Just when I think it can’t get any worse, it does.  I picked up the New York Times while traveling, Friday the 13th naturally, and read about the Trump administration’s repeal of the Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS) under the 1972 Clean Water Act. In that it...
Did It Work? Local Control On CAFOs

Did It Work? Local Control On CAFOs

The answer to this question has been a tough one to get my arms around. As mentioned in my previous posting, Senate Bill 391 is an attempt to curtail existing county health ordinances, which after the dumbing down of state regulations over the past five years, are the...
Running In Place

Running In Place

Year Two of RIVER RANT presents the same challenges and similar hopes that we began with a year ago. From that initial post in July 2018:  “Ozarks waters are at grave risk from multiple protagonists.”  They still are. But barely a month ago, the Governor of Arkansas...
A Retrospective

A Retrospective

River Rant,The Blog, debuted twelve months ago with a promise to focus on water and the Ozarks, and my concerns about threats to all. I have tried to remain true to that charge, with a few diversions into family, friends, and floating. My concerns remain, and in some...
ANOTHER PIG CAFO STORY

ANOTHER PIG CAFO STORY

I debuted my new environmentally themed presentation, Life is a River – A Bend Beyond, to a sizable and engaged audience at the Library Center a month ago. I have received many comments of encouragement since. Things like: “Thanks for sharing your story and...