Soundkeeper and Partners Successful in their Challenge of a Statewide Agricultural Permit Today is a landmark day …
Washington Appellate Court Rejects State’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Permits, Finds State Failed to Protect Water Quality and Account for Climate Change
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2021 Contacts: Katelyn Kinn, Puget Soundkeeper, 920-782-0114, firstname.lastname@example.org Helen Reddout, Community Association …
A bill in the federal Senate would exempt Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) from reporting hazardous air emissions. Ask your Senator to protect public health and vote against Senate Bill 2421.
On Thursday, November 9th, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment will hold a hearing on HR848, the “Farm Regulatory Certainty Act.” The rights of rural communities to protect their health and environment are critical and must be preserved. Please send your comment opposing this unacceptable attack.
The parties to the appeal of the Washington Department of Ecology’s CAFO Permit have agreed to enter into settlement negotiations in an attempt to resolve ongoing litigation before the Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB).
On Feb. 17, 2017, a coalition of environmental groups filed an appeal with the Washington state Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) challenging the Department of Ecology’s waste discharge permits for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Faced with the opportunity to protect Washingtonians from industrial agriculture pollution, Ecology failed to address the four major sources of pollution from CAFOs: land application, lagoons, compost areas and animal pens. Instead, Ecology issued a problematic, two-tiered permit scheme that fails to protect our most fundamental natural resource–clean water.
4,500 Washingtonians Submit Comments to Gov. Inslee, Ecology Calling for Stronger CAFO Permit, Drinking Water Protections
Today 4,500 Washingtonians submitted comments to Gov. Inslee and the Department of Ecology (Ecology) calling for stronger state pollution controls for concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.
Nationwide, the pollution that has the biggest impact on rivers and streams is agricultural pollution.
Faced with the opportunity to protect Washingtonians from industrial agriculture pollution, Ecology instead chose to ignore the recommendations of its own scientists and bowed to “big ag,” writing a convoluted, two-tiered draft permit that fails to protect our most fundamental natural resource–clean water.