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Ecology’s CAFO water permit sacrifices public health, drinking water, shellfish beds

Faced with the opportunity to protect Washingtonians from industrial agriculture pollution, Ecology failed to address the four major sources of pollution from CAFOs: land application, lagoons, compost areas and animal pens. Instead, Ecology issued a problematic, two-tiered permit scheme that fails to protect our most fundamental natural resource–clean water. Continue Reading Ecology’s CAFO water permit sacrifices public health, drinking water, shellfish beds

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