State can't issue moratorium on hog farm permit | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, November 14, 2013

State can't issue moratorium on hog farm permit

Posted By on Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued an opinion today, requested by Rep. David Branscum, that the director of  the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality may not impose a moratorium or suspension of the processing of a permit for a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). 

So forget that as an option on the hog feeding operation in the Buffalo River watershed. The law doesn't authorize it, McDaniel said.

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