Arkansas’s Unlikely Environmental Activists
Great film that is worth watching! It just shows the heart of environmentalism.
The Natural State of America
Written and produced by Brian Campbell (2010)
The Natural State of America is an inspiring documentary about an unlikely group of Arkansas environmental activists who take on their rural electric cooperative for spraying toxic herbicide in the Ozark highlands.
The Newton County Wildlife Association (NCWA) was first formed back in the 1970s, when they took on the US Forest Service over their plan to spray Agent Orange to destroy hardwood Ozark forest to benefit private timber interests seeking to replace it with quick growing pine.
Their success in obtaining a court injunction against the Forest Service inspired environmental activists in Washington and Oregon to undertake similar campaigns – resulting in an ban on domestic Agent Orange use in 1978.
A few years later the NWCA blocked the Army Corps of Engineers from damming the Buffalo River.
In recent years, the NWCA has joined…
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