Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas hasn't contaminated drinking water wells in Arkansas, according to a new study, but researchers said the geology there may be more of a natural barrier to pollution than in other areas where shale gas drilling takes place. Full story
A federal judge said Wednesday that a challenge to Arkansas' new law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy can proceed, rejecting the state's attempt to get the lawsuit dismissed. Full story
Arkansas' chief economic development official expects construction on the proposed $1.1 billion Big River Steel plant near Osceola to begin by the fall — though a portion of its financing and final permissions from state regulators are still pending. Full story
HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. oil and gas renaissance that has bestowed unexpected prosperity on states from North Dakota to Pennsylvania and boosted distillate production to a record high in the Midwest is also causing pockets of fuel scarcity: just ask Arkansas. Full story
In "Office Politics," Alex Witt interviews her MSNBC colleague and host of "UP," Steve Kornacki. Steve opines why Congress is incapable of delivering gun control legislation despite its support from a majority of the population. Steve also admits to Alex his new morning show hours are making for a s
Dustin McDaniel, Arkansas Attorney General, talks with Rachel Maddow about the pressure he's keeping on Exxon to hold them accountable for the pipeline rupture that has polluted the town of Mayflower, Arkansas - particularly necessary given the power they exert over the spill scene.
Missouri governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency for some areas of the state after intense spring storms caused high winds and possibly tornadoes in Missouri and Arkansas, damaging dozens of homes. NBC’s Marci Manley reports.
Rachel Maddow shares photos and video of the pollution from the oil pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas being addressed with paper towels.
Rachel Maddow reviews safety problems with Exxon pipelines even as the company is wildly profitable - so profitable that fines meant to encourage accountability are meaningless.
Arkansas governor Mike Beebe looks on during a Martin Luther King Jr. service in Little Rock, Arkansas in this January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Arkansas Governor's Office/Handout
Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Benton, right, listens as Artee Williams, director of Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, speaks at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Hutchinson agreed t
A man removes belongings from a home where an underground crude oil pipeline owned by ExxonMobil ruptured in a subdivision in Mayflower, Ark. Arkansas has opened a probe into the pipeline rupture.
Wheat is partially submerged in floodwaters in Holly Grove, Arkansas May 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer