Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Okla., Ark. Make Pact for Illinois River Study”

Oklahoma and Arkansas have agreed to a third-party study of the Illinois River, which has been a center of worry and litigation concerning pollution and water quality.

The agreement provides for a so-called best science study of the phosphorus load for the river with both states, Pruitt’s office said, with both states agreeing to be bound by the outcome. The study, which will take three years, could result in a standard stricter than the current requirement. Oklahoma’s phosphorous standard will remain in effect while the study is conducted.

Read more at: journalrecord.com

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