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Ecology’s CAFO Water Quality Permit Sacrifices Public Health, Drinking Water, Shellfish Beds

Location: Seattle Today, a coalition environmental, public health, social justice and public interest advocates and organizations representing tens of thousands of Washingtonians responded to the Washington State Department of Ecology’s issuance of a revised concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) general discharge permit, five years after the former permit expired. Faced with the opportunity to protect ...

Liquefied hog waste is sprayed onto nearby fields, like the ones above in New Bern, NC, which are typically riddled with ditches that move the waste directly into streams and rivers. Photo courtesy of Donn Young.

EPA Expresses “Deep Concern” Over Discriminatory Impacts of Industrial Hog Operations in North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, NC – In a January 12th letter to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) External Civil Rights Compliance Office expressed “deep concern” that the State’s failure to adequately regulate more than 2,200 industrial hog operations has a disparate, discriminatory impact on African American, Latino, ...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Water Transfers Rule Decision

Waterkeeper Alliance is very disappointed in the Second Circuit’s 2-1 reversal of the summary judgment granted in our favor by the district court, which had invalidated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s harmful and misguided Water Transfers Rule. Under this shameful industry giveaway of our precious water resources: salt water can be transferred into fresh water; ...

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