MRC Groups Fight Georgia-Pacific Permit

In Crossett, Arkansas, Mississippi River Collaborative groups, among others, have been fighting EPA for its approval of a permit for a Georgia-Pacific paper plant that they believe is polluting waterways. The permit for that plant, which is privately owned by the Koch brothers, is due to be reissued soon, and the EPA and Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality need to hear the voice of opposition.

That’s likely to be just what will happen now that Newsweek has featured this story in its current issue, on newsstands now. Not only that, but the environmental mess in Crossett is the subject of a new documentary film called Company Town, which will premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the Arkansas Public Policy Center, and the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic are a few of the groups that receive some of their funding from the McKnight Foundation through its Mississippi River Program.


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