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Re: “Buffalo River Watershed Alliance asks revocation of hog farm permit

Fact is, dividing us into groups and opposites is only as old as the feudal system. That is how the feudal system tricks folks into giving up their common sense and "feeling" senses for the "group we" along with it's laws and regulations that only keep it installed and in power. These CAFO operations are so out of balance with nature. The fields that they spray with this crap are only waste disposal fields, because after a few sprays nothing grows anymore. Ask anyone that has had chicken litter burn a years worth of hay, and by the way pigs ain't chickens. The farmer claims to be an "environmentalist", which demonstrates how little he understands this dangerous venture. May I suggest everyone read the "Tao Te Ching", and then let's get back to balance. But don't take my word for it, go to youtube and see what these folks have to say: "As we Sow part 1, Where are the Farmers"

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Posted by Reason on 05/15/2013 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Hog farm on Big Creek

Just found FB page…. Here is some interesting stuff from it.

"The farm’s permit lists officers as Jason Henson of Mt. Judea, and Richard Campbell and Philip Campbell, both of Vendor. The gestation and farrowing farm will operate under a contract with Cargill. Richard Campbell is a justice of the peace and he represents District 2, where the farm is being built. He made no statements during the comment period. He sat at the JPs’ table with his back to the crowd and kept his head bowed as he listened."

We need everyone to call the Governor Bebbe. One call is about 1000 votes to his office. The number is 501-682-2345. Evidently Richard Campbell feels his farm is such a good idea, that it doesn't need justification. We asked in the meeting several times exactly what was planned for the farm, what would be used on the property, but he didn't know, or care, or who knows....he wouldn't let himself be known her heard. Maybe Cargill hasn't told him what they are doing. If you want to know just search online for Cargill hog farm pollution and see what they have in mind for the greatest, cleanest, place in Arkansas.

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Posted by Reason on 03/06/2013 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Hog farm on Big Creek

Yes, folks against said that the farm was close to a school, and that the kids would be exposed for 8 hrs a day. I haven't been to the location yet, but there are MANY problems with this, stink is sure one of them. My family and I celebrate, whoop, and yell every time we pass the Newton County sign because we know we are headed away from industrial parks and farms to water you can actually get into. I grew up in Oklahoma and I get ill every time I go by the Illionis or Baron fork creek, because I remember what is was like to see 6 ft to the bottom of them when I was my son's age. There is NO RIGHT WAY to do this in the watershed area, period. Thanks for caring, let everyone know.

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Posted by Reason on 03/05/2013 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Hog farm on Big Creek

I was at the meeting last night in Jasper at the courthouse. I have grown up in the Okalahoma oilfeild, and have run HAZ-MAT facililties in NWA, as well as been a responder to HAZ-MAT spills. Let me be really clear... ALL retention ponds, liners, septic systems, blow out preventers, storage containers, and saftey equipment eventually DO FAIL. When they do fail, you will pay a guy like me tons of cash to clean what I can catch, which is NEVER all of it. If your lucky it gets locked in the soil then dumptrucked out to hazmat facility. Problem is here that there is NO SOIL to catch it. It will poor like water through swiss cheese directly into the watershed. There is land in most other parts of the country far more suited for this kind of operation. These guys want to do it here where they feel the local government won't bother them. Mostly because everywhere else they have operated the residents are up in arms over pollution and treatment of the animals. They spend billions on oilfield saftey, but they still catch on fire, break, leak, and exceptions. The other topic is the estimated 50K in tax revenue. People in this area feel left out of the big real estate profits seen aroung the lakes here. However, only a handfull of speculators made that money. The resulting decline in water quality on the white river and in the lakes is disgusting. The buffalo is the only decent water left, because of the restrictions. I'm asking the people of newton county "please tell me what we need to do with the 50K that is worth destroying the most precious resouce, clean water?" Let's find a sustainable way to feed ourselves. Instead of a hog farm lets try something else, almost anything would be better than a huge farm in an isolated, clean area. This makes no sense to do. Please call the governor, congressman, ADEQ, the President....EVERYBODY HELP, HELP, HELP! Contact Engineers name who approved this is Stephen Hoggen. I pulled email and name off FB.

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Posted by Reason on 03/05/2013 at 8:20 AM


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