National CAFO News

Latest National CAFO News

Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin 5-19-18

May 23, 2018

True color image on 16 May 2018 taken by the MODIS on the NASA Aqua satellite. A plume of sediment from the Maumee River appears in the southwest corner of the lake. Sediment from previous high flow events and strong winds can be seen. No cyanobacteria are present.

[caption id="attachment_2507" align="alignleft" width="830"] Read More

Toledo Mayor goes after Farm Bureau and Legislature at Algae Conference

May 2, 2018

Tom Henry, Toledo Blade

ANN ARBOR  — The second and final day of an algae conference here attended by many Great Lakes scientists and policy experts began with some strong accusations by Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz about the agricultural lobby’s influence on state legislators.

“We live in a state where our legislature is a wholly owned subsidiary of the farm bureau,” Mayor...

Read More

Stench compensation: Jury awards hog farm neighbors $50 million (NC)

April 30, 2018

The verdict, revealed late Thursday after a jury deliberated less than...

Read More

LAKE ADVOCATES — OHIO EPA IS “WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDARY OF THE FARM BUREAU”

April 20, 2018

News from                                                             Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie Logo
April 19, 2018          
Contact: Mike Ferner 419-729-7273

LAKE ADVOCATES: OHIO EPA IS A “WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDARY OF THE FARM BUREAU”

“Farm Bureau failed in federal court to protect the polluters of Chesapeake Bay, but the Bureau’s loyal agents in Ohio...

Read More

What will Lake Erie’s impairment mean for northwest Ohio?

March 25, 2018

By Tom Henry, Toledo Blade

Though hailed as a rare victory for environmentalists, the Kasich administration’s reversal on the western Lake Erie impairment issue is only a “key first step” in litigation that may keep the state of Ohio tied up in court for years over cleanup strategies, according to the Chicago-based legal advocacy group that forced the administration’s hand on the...

Read More

Kasich declares Lake Erie’ Open Waters Impaired (Toledo Blade)

March 22, 2018

The Kasich administration — after years of resistance on behalf of agriculture — announced Thursday it has reversed itself on northwest Ohio’s arguably most contentious water-policy issue and will declare the open waters of western Lake Erie as impaired.

Although details of the impairment designation are still to be worked out, it will invariably mean tighter rules for agriculture and others...

Read More

LAKE ADVOCATES RETURN TO FEDERAL COURT FOR IMPAIRED STATUS

January 31, 2018

Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie LogoPress Advisory                                                                             
Advocates for a Clean Lake...

Read More

It’s Pigs versus Pure Michigan – a Few Miles from Lake Michigan

January 23, 2018

Great Lakes Now 1/22/2018


The push and pull between Michigan’s growing agriculture industry and the need to protect drinking water, beach recreation and tourism continues to play out, evidenced by a request to establish a factory pig farm a few miles from Lake Michigan. 

The proposed Marsh Swine farm near Montague, Michigan would house 4,000 pigs in a facility...

Read More

Federal EPA reverses course on ‘voluntary’ algae reduction plan – Toledo Blade

January 17, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reversed itself on the western Lake Erie impairment issue, admitting it was wrong to approve a Kasich administration plan that relied on voluntary action to reduce algae-inducing runoff.

The federal agency said in a Jan. 12 letter to Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler it has reevaluated Ohio’s Oct. 20, 2016, submission, which did not recommend an impairment...

Read More

FEDERAL EPA REVERSES COURSE IN LAKE ERIE IMPAIRMENT ISSUE

January 17, 2018

See end of Press release for US EPA & Plaintiff documents
Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie
 
    
January 17, 2018                 
Read More