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Latest CAFO News – All

Look what the Easter Bunny brought … oops, that’s not chocolate, it’s cow s**t!

April 20, 2017

New-Flevo-dragline-application-4.15.17-Manitou-Rd.-s-of-Green's-Lakeside-CemeteryApril 15, 2017 - Look what the Easter Bunny brought ... oops, that's not chocolate, it's cow s**t!  New Flevo/Waterland dragline manure application, on nearly 200 acres.  Manitou Rd., just across from the old drive-in movie theater and Green's Lakeside Cemetery at Devil's Lake, all the way west to Townley Hwy.  Multiple-day...

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Terrehaven Manure Application 4.19.17 – prior to Rainfall

April 20, 2017

Terrehaven manure application April 19, 2017

11:44 a.m. on 4.91.17, west side of Townline Hwy., within 24 hours before a 78% (NWS MOS P24 of 78) chance of a 1/2-inch or greater (NWS MOS Q24 of 4) rainfall.

[caption id="attachment_2085" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Terrehaven Manure Application 4.19.17 prior to Rainfall Terrehaven Manure Application 4.19.17 prior to Rainfall[/caption]...

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CAFOs Ordered to Report Hazardous Pollution as of July 2017 (Air Emissions)

April 12, 2017

April 11, 2017 - The DC Circuit Court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to close a loophole that has allowed hazardous substances released into the environment by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to go unreported. (Court ruling details at link).

“We applaud the DC Circuit Court’s clear decision to enforce this vital environmental safeguard to protect public safety,” said Earthjustice attorney...

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Fly Fishers, Sierra Club Ask NY to Crack Down on Dairy Farms

April 3, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (CN) — Cows, whose methane-emitting flatulence has been cited as a culprit in global warming, now are being blamed (court filing at link), along with New York’s State Department of Environmental Conservation, for contaminating the state’s water supply with manure.

Riverkeeper and four other groups, including fly fishers and the Sierra Club, sued the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation...

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‘We have to speak up’: Local officials share water worries – Lorain, OH

March 24, 2017

LORAIN — Local officials met Wednesday with the Ohio Environmental Council to raise awareness about the dangers of algal blooms in conjunction with World Water Day.

Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the blooms, which are fed by fertilizer and chemicals ending up in Lake Erie after heavy rainfall, had adverse effects on the city of Toledo...

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Drainage tiles pollute Finger Lake: North of Ithaca, NY

March 4, 2017

The Citizen, Auburn, NY (

More information has come out around manure spills in both the Cayuga and Owasco Lake watersheds last week.Cayuga County Legislature Chairman Keith Batman said Sunnyside Farms, owned by Greg and Neil Rejman, has a reputation for not only being one of the best farms in the area, but in the state. "If there's...

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