Going Green

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Manure From Washington Over Manure in Agriculture

This is an incendiary article written by someone with an agenda. The "Congressional investigators" mentioned in the article need to get out of Washington and check out the real world occasionally. But, they're too busy eating their $40 porkchops and $60 steaks.

Large CAFO's (confined animal feeding operations) are highly regulated and inspected regularly with regard to controlling runoff, etc.

Report: Manure runs too freely at factory farms

Congressional investigators question EPA proposal to loosen regulations

WASHINGTON - Some huge livestock farms produce more raw waste than cities as large as Philadelphia or Houston. But federal regulators are failing to control pollution from the gigantic operations or assess health risks from the enormous quantities of manure they produce, according to congressional investigators.

The Government Accountability Office report on the raw waste was...(complete article here).

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