Today, in response to SWEPCO’s notice to withdraw its application to the Arkansas Public Service Commission for approval to build a 50-mile transmission line through the Ozarks, Save the Ozarks asked the Commission not to allow SWEPCO simply to walk away, but instead to issue an order denying SWEPCO’s application. The all-volunteer citizens group also […]
Save the Ozarks is sponsoring a community celebration of the successful, 21-month struggle to stop SWEPCO from building a 50-mile, 345 kV transmission line across Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri. The celebration will take place on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, 207 West Van Buren, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Doors open at 2:30 pm and […]
Today, Dec. 30, SWEPCO filed notice with the Arkansas Public Service Commission to withdraw its application for approval of the Shipe Road – Kings River transmission line project. SWEPCO’s notice was accompanied by a letter from the Southwest Power Pool stating, “SPP’s comprehensive reevaluation showed that reliability needs in northern Arkansas have significantly decreased compared to previous studies […]
John Bethel, Director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, made a visit to the home of Mike and Faith Shah on Monday, September 15, 2014, to see their solar power system. The sky was cloudy as he arrived at their Carroll County home, but the sun soon came out in full force. Mike Shah, a […]
With a total economic impact of $8.42 billion per year in Arkansas in 2013, tourism is the state’s second largest industry. In Northwest Arkansas, 3.37 million visitors per year have made tourism a $1.1 billion industry that generates total revenues of $1,575 per resident. In Carroll County, tourism generates total revenues of $6,284 per resident. This and […]
SWEPCO turned our lives upside down on April 3, 2013, and, ever since, we’ve been going flat-out to set matters right again: On April 3, 2013, SWEPCO presented the Arkansas Public Service Commission with an application for approval to construct a 345 kV transmission line and a new substation in Northwest Arkansas, with the transmission line to follow […]
After a lot more hard work than any of us imagined, this new, redesigned website is finally up and running. We’ve added a lot of new information that is, we hope, easy to find. Take a run through “Quick Facts”! Check out “About Us”, “Who We Are,” “What We Do Now,” and “What We Have […]
Donate & Deduct! Donations to Save the Ozarks are now tax-deductible. The Internal Revenue Service accepted our application for tax-exempt status, so we are a public charity that is exempt from Federal income tax. Save the Ozarks is now qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts.