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Old MacDonald Doesn’t Have a Farm Anymore


Your bacon most likely comes from a pig who lived in more crowded conditions than a broke 22-year-old in New York City. The reasons why tell a story that’s...

Public Interest Groups Sue EPA to Curb Slaughterhouse Pollution


EPA’s Decision Not to Update Pollution Standards Allows Slaughterhouses to Continue Discharging Unhealthy Amounts of Pollution into the Nation’s Waterways...

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N.C.’s Poultry Waste Threat Growing by 18.16 Million birds Since Florence


North Carolina’s unregulated poultry industry added enough barns in the year since Hurricane Florence to house at least 18.165 million more birds at...

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Ten Lessons from the Fair Farms Initiative

  • By: Waterkeepers Chesapeake
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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
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By Jefferson Currie II, Lumber Riverkeeper, Winyah Rivers Alliance North Carolina’s Farm Bureau recently led tours of factory swine operations for both...

N.C. Takes Step to Remove “Swamp Waters” Classification from Lower Cape Fear River


North Carolina’s Environmental Management Commission today granted a petition from environmental groups to remove the “swamp waters” classification...

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Tell N.C. to Take Action on Environmental Justice


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...

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Groups Launch Legal Action to Protect Waterways from Slaughterhouse Pollution


Conservation groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to update slaughterhouse wastewater...

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...

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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,...

Hog Operations Can Follow N.C. Laws and Still Be Liable for Nuisance


Following North Carolina’s minimal laws governing the disposal of hog waste generated from the state’s factory meat operations does not insulate a...

North Carolina Riverkeepers Respond to Swine Waste Management General Permit


North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality released the state’s Swine Waste Management General Permit today, which governs disposal of the...

North Carolina Waterkeepers Mobilize Communities Against Hog Waste


How can a state manage 9.5 billion gallons of hog waste each year? That’s the question North Carolina has been grappling with for more than 20 years....

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The Green New Deal: What Does it Mean for Water?

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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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,...