Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Press Release
|06/01/2020 - 13:09||
North Carolina Flood Risk Maps Inadequate for Protecting People and Nature
As the 2020 hurricane season begins, a new study by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Arizona State University’s Center for Biodiversity Outcomes shows that FEMA flood hazard maps underpredicted the extent of recent hurricane-induced floods, their effect on vulnerable human communities, and consequential environmental damage. The study published in Environmental Science and Technology used satellite images to map flooding from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Florence in 2018. The findings can be used to help communities be more resilient to future storms.
|04/02/2020 - 18:32||
EPA settles with Eastern Oregon fuel distributor for fuel storage violations
SEATTLE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with Triangle Oil, Inc., for violations of EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) requirements at its bulk fuel storage facility near John Day, Oregon.
|04/02/2020 - 11:58||
EPA Sends Letter to All Members of Congress to Correct the Record on the Temporary Enforcement Policy
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a letter to all Members of Congress to correct the record on the temporary enforcement policy that was released last week.
|03/02/2020 - 14:34||
Sierra Club Statement on introduction of the Agriculture Resilience Act
Washington, D.C. -- This week, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) introduced H.R. 5861 - the Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA).
|01/14/2020 - 19:43||
DNR Joins UW-Extension to Host Regional CAFO Update Meetings Beginning
Contact(s): Aaron O'Rourke,Water Resources Mgmt. Specialist, 715-839-3775, email@example.com January 14, 2020.
|12/10/2019 - 10:30||
Survey: Majority of Voters Surveyed Support Greater Oversight of Industrial Animal Farms
A new poll finds Americans are concerned about the negative impacts caused by industrial farming practices.
|12/10/2019 - 09:08||
New Poll Shows SW Wisconsin Voters Prioritize Safe Clean Drinking Water as Top Issue of Concern & Favor Specific Regulations to Improve Water Quality
New Poll Shows SW Wisconsin Voters Prioritize Safe Clean Drinking Water as Top Issue of Concern & Favor Specific Regulations to Improve Water Quality.
|11/27/2019 - 17:26||
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No fee small business help Purchasing property - Issues to consider CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations)
|11/26/2019 - 17:00||
U.S. EPA provides nearly $29 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in Arizona
PHOENIX – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced nearly $29 million in funding to 19 tribes in Arizona to invest in environmental protection programs and water infrastructure.
|11/22/2019 - 17:36||
New Bill to Shine a Light on the Hidden Causes of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Consumer Groups Applaud Effort to Give Food Safety Regulators Critically Needed Authority to Collect Microbiological Samples.
|10/30/2019 - 13:21||
Michigan's Step to Crack Down on Winter Manure Spreading Falls Short of Full Ban
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy responds to constituent pressure with plans for partial ban on manure spreading on frozen ground
|Food and Water Watch|
|09/23/2019 - 19:05||
NRDC Map and Report Reveal Rise in Harmful Algal Blooms
WASHINGTON – As harmful algal blooms (HABs) proliferate in the United States, two new releases from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) illuminate the scale of the problem nationally and detail a major pollution source helping to fuel it.
|09/10/2019 - 11:16||
New Poll Reveals NW Ohioans Willingness to Support Regulatory Actions on Large Animal Feeding Operations to Reduce Toxic Algae Blooms in Western Lake Erie
New Poll Reveals NW Ohioans’ Willingness to Support Regulatory Actions on Large Animal Feeding Operations to Reduce Toxic Algae Blooms in Western Lake Erie.
|09/05/2019 - 14:29||
Hurricane Dorian Threatens To Spread Millions of Tons of Manure Again Throughout North Carolinas Coastal Plain
Thousands of Factory Farms Remain Vulnerable to Heavy Rain, as Climate Crisis Triggers More Severe Storms.
|07/05/2019 - 12:20||
EWG News Roundup (7/5): Lead Contaminates California Schools, Billions To Bail Out Nuke Energy and More
This week, EWG revealed that one in five K-12 schools in California serves drinking water that contains detectable levels of lead. In an email to EWG, the State Water Resources Control Board confirmed that 1,166 out of 6,595 schools that submitted test results had discovered at least one fountain serving water with more than 5 parts per billion of lead.
|06/30/2019 - 20:31||
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Decision to Exempt Factory Farms From Reporting Hazardous Air Pollution
WASHINGTON— Community and conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for overstepping its authority in exempting factory farms from pollution-reporting requirements essential to public safety, environmental health and animal welfare.
|Center for Biol...|
|06/26/2019 - 10:20||
Forest Products Manufacturers Applaud New EPA Permit Streamlining Rule
WASHINGTON – American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski and American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of a new rule to reclassify certain major sources as area sources under the Clean Air Act. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the proposed rule on “Once In, Always In” on June 25, 2019.
|American Wood C...|
|06/12/2019 - 04:25||
EPA announces FY 2020-2023 Priorities for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced seven enforcement and compliance assurance priority areas for fiscal years 2020-2023. Six of the seven priorities are National Compliance Initiatives (NCIs), which will be led by EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA). For the seventh priority area, OECA will contribute to the agency’s implementation of the Lead Action Plan, which was issued by the President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children in December 2018.
|05/13/2019 - 12:10||
In Iowa Revitalizing Rural America Starts With Groundbreaking Policy to Ensure Fair Prices
Des Moines – A plan to ensure fair prices for farmers is the most important structural change needed to make independent family farming economically viable and rural communities thrive.
|05/08/2019 - 23:06||
Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $9 Million Awarded To Support Water Quality Protection Projects On New York Livestock Farms
Funds for CAFO Waste Storage and Transfer System Program Will Help Farms Offset Costs for Projects Protecting the State's Waterways.
|New York Governor|
|04/15/2019 - 15:09||
EPA Issues Guidance on Clean Water Act Permitting Requirements
EPA’s Interpretative Statement provides certainty to states and the regulated community while recognizing long-standing protections for America’s groundwater.
|04/07/2019 - 22:02||
Stanford scholars show how machine learning can help environmental monitoring and enforcement
An algorithm that reads satellite images can help environmental regulators identify potentially hazardous agricultural facilities more efficiently than traditional approaches.
|03/13/2019 - 04:40||
Environmental Groups File 60-day Notice of Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA
Environmental Groups File 60-day Notice of Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA for Failure to Act After Finding of Impaired Waterways in NE Indiana.
|02/27/2019 - 14:48||
Will Ocasio-Cortez Embrace a Vegan Green New Deal?
PETA Asks U.S. Representative to Combat Climate Change by Increasing Access to Healthy Vegan Foods, Phasing Out Animal Agriculture.
|02/13/2019 - 20:25||
New Data Reveals N.C. Regulators Ignored Decade-Long Explosion of Poultry CAFOs
Although North Carolinians’ attention has rightly been focused on the state’s dense concentration of factory swine farms – concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, which produce 10 billion gallons of bacteria-laden, liquefied hog waste per year – the state’s poultry industry has grown dramatically with little notice.