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Editorial-Illinois River Cleaner. Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Save the Illinois River | Environment | January 17, 2018

NWA editorial: A clean(er) bill of health
Efforts to improve Illinois River working

By NWA Democrat-Gazette

Posted: January 7, 2018

For years, you could tell whether a person was an Arkansan or an Oklahoman by the way he answered a question: How's the water quality in the Illinois River looking? An Arkansan might have smiled proudly and said, "Things are looking pretty good."

What’s the point?

We applaud improvements that have reduced pollution in the Illinois River and the continuing work to make its future even better. An Oklahoman was more likely to give a look of concern and say, "Things could be better."

Both were right.