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VA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL TO REVIEW LITTLE ROCK VA MEDICAL CENTER SOLAR PANEL...

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (VAOIG) notified U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Congressman French Hill (AR-02) that it will add the Little Rock Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) to its national project on VA’s Green Management Program Solar Panel Projects after the lawmakers detailed problems with the facility’s renewable energy program.

Boozman, Hill Request Investigation into Little Rock VA Solar Panels Activation Failure

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Congressman French Hill (AR-02) urged the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (VAIOG) to evaluate the planning process for renewable energy programs, like the solar panels at the Little Rock Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), to ensure these taxpayer funded projects are able to work once constructed

EPA Approves Arkansas Greenhouse Gas Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of Arkansas’ program for permitting new and modified facilities that emit significant amounts of greenhouse gas pollution (GHG) into the air. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) worked closely with EPA to develop a state program to replace the existing federal program and submitted it for EPA review in November

Governor Beebe’s weekly column and radio address: Saving Money and Energy at Home

March 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In Arkansas, the term "energy-efficiency" carries more and more meaning for us in our homes and our bank accounts with each passing day. Because of the federal stimulus program, Arkansas has $2.7 million for families who replace home appliances with new, ENERGY STAR models. ENERGY STAR is an international rating system developed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. It lets consumers identify products that conserve energy use and save money on utility bills.

Governor Beebe’s weekly column and radio address: Saving Arkansas Money and Energy

February 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — As we work to determine the total share Arkansas will receive from the federal economic stimulus bill, one thing is certain - this is an historic opportunity to establish lasting benefits for the people of our State.

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Couple Sent to Prison for Scheme to Steal HUD Funds Intended...

Patrick C. Harris, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Tracey D. Montaño, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division, and Phyllis G. Robinson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—Office of Inspector General, announced today that Chief United States District Judge Brian S. Miller sentenced Rhonda Williams, 50, and her husband, Gary Williams, 59, both of Des Arc, Arkansas, to prison for their role in a scheme to steal money intended for use by the Cotton Plant Housing Authority