DEQ Report Shows N.C. Must Do More to Protect Communities Near Industrial Hog Operations
Civil Rights Complainants Say New Report Shows Where State Protections Continue to Fall Short North Carolina acknowledges it must do more to remedy the...
Tell NC’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board: Waste from Industrial Pork and Poultry Hurts People
The nearly 10 billion gallons of waste hogs in North Carolina produce each year taints our clean water, stinks up our fresh air, and hurts our people —...
How Big Poultry in North Carolina Became a Pollution Threat
- By: Ellen Simon
- Pure Farms Pure Waters
Chickens used to peck around the farm, but most now live in crowded barns where they never see the light of day—let alone a grub scratched from the dirt. ...
Ten Lessons from the Fair Farms Initiative
- By: Waterkeepers Chesapeake
By Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake As an environmental lawyer, I was trained to see regulators and courts as the sole path...
Hog and Phony Show
- By: Lumber Riverkeeper
By Jefferson Currie II, Lumber Riverkeeper, Winyah Rivers Alliance North Carolina’s Farm Bureau recently led tours of factory swine operations for both...
Tell N.C. to Take Action on Environmental Justice
- By: Waterkeeper Alliance
- Pure Farms Pure Waters
Everyone should be able to cultivate a garden, open her windows, or join a church picnic on a sunny day. For the neighbors of North Carolina’s industrial...
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Decision to Exempt Factory Farms From Reporting Hazardous Air Pollution
Community and conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for overstepping its authority in exempting factory farms from pollution-reporting...
Community, Environmental Groups File Constitutional Challenge to Laws Limiting Individual Property Rights
North Carolina environmental and community groups today filed a constitutional challenge to state laws limiting nuisance suits against industrial hog operations,...
The Green New Deal: What Does it Mean for Water?
- By: Marc Yaggi
By Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal With 2018 being the fourth-hottest year on record, and 18 of the 19 warmest years on record having occurred since 2001,...
Tell Congress: No free pass for CAFOs | Dive Into Democracy
- By: Larissa Liebmann
Today, the vast majority of our meat comes from enormous “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations” (CAFOs), which often raise thousands of animals in...