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Walmart Heirs Putting Millions Behind Anti-Solar Groups, Policies – New Report

Walton Family threatens SolarWalton Family Undermining Future Growth of U.S. Rooftop Solar, Jeopardizing Job Creation and Savings on Homes’ Energy Bills

The Walton family — majority owners of Walmart —are impeding America’s transition to a clean energy future, a new study by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) finds. At a time when the U.S. solar industry employs 143,000 Americans and more than 500,000 households and businesses generate their own solar electricity, the Waltons are funding nearly two dozen anti-solar groups — such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Americans for Prosperity, which are waging state and national fights to roll back clean energy policies — while a Walton-owned energy company is pushing for regulations that hinder the growth of rooftop solar power.

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EPA and Arkansas Educate Businesses on Climate Change

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) are taking action on climate by educating businesses on reducing toxic substances at the source, minimizing the generation of hazardous waste and preventing the release of pollutants into the environment.

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Green-Team Tennis Ball Recycling Campaign

Recycling your tennis balls - Not just dog toys anymoreThe recent Tennis Ball Recycling Campaign, hosted by reBounces was a success. Along with their recycling partners, they diverted over 25,000 tennis balls from landfills during the US Open. The following winners will receive great prizes:

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Arkansas Reduces Air Toxics with EPA Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $501,837 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to administer the state’s pollution prevention and control program. The program includes ambient monitoring, planning, permitting and compliance activities.

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EPA Improves Water Quality and Infrastructure in Arkansas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $9,165,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) for projects such as replacing sewer lines, improving wastewater treatment facilities, and upgrading collection systems. The grant is part of EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), a program that provides low-interest, flexible loans to municipalities and rural water districts.

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