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During a debate last month over (NC) House Bill 467—a failed proposal to shield hog farms owned by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods from twenty-six federal nuisance lawsuits brought by their neighbors—state representative and bill sponsor Jimmy Dixon, R-Duplin and Wayne, called claims that hog waste was ending up on people’s...
Interview with Local Residents (as Published on Democracy Now)
We close today’s show with a look at the battle between residents of eastern North Carolina and one of the state’s largest industries: hog farms. Last week, the North Carolina lawmakers passed House Bill 467, which limits the damages that residents can collect against hog...Read More
Group: More attention must be paid to tiny dissolved reactive phosphorus
HUDSON, Mich. — Twenty-one people participated in an extensive driving tour Monday around concentrated animal feeding operations — or CAFOs — on Monday.Read More
Source: WTOL - Channel 11, Toledo, CBS[caption id="attachment_2103" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] ECCSCM Water Monitoring near local... Read More
Environmental activists, elected officials visit large farming operation
Elected officials along with some concerned neighbors visited a concentrated animal farming operation (CAFO) Monday to see how manure is getting into the waterways. A CAFO is categorized as a feeding operation with more than 1000 live animal units.This is equivalent to 125,000 broiler chickens...Read More
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...Read More