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Hog farm that used dead pigs, spoiled meat as fuel for biogas digester fined $34K

Millions of gallons of feces, liquified hogs and old meat illegally discharged from a lagoon. Levels of ammonia in the groundwater at more than 17 times legal limits.These are just three of the 15 environmental violations amassed this year by White Oak Farms in Fremont.

Opposition to CAFOs mounts across the nation

Opposition to CAFOs mounts across the nation

Toxic manure discharges from large livestock operations is major source of water pollution.

NC planning involves more flooding & contamination

Researchers say get ready for more floods, contamination

Duke University environmental scientists urge communities to begin long-term planning for the increase in flooding and resulting pollution during extreme storms made worse by climate change.
Dr. Robert Bullard: 'We don't have 40 years' to fight for climate justice

Dr. Robert Bullard: 'We don't have 40 years' to fight for climate justice

The 'father of environmental justice' discusses the legacy of his work, how systemic racism in agriculture is tied to the larger injustices faced by Black and brown communities, and what brings him hope in this moment.
CAFOs seeking less state regulation
missouriindependent.com

Some of Missouri's largest CAFOs are seeking less stringent state regulation

Eleven of Missouri's largest CAFOs are working to reduce the state's oversight of their hog facilities despite a record of manure spills and clean water violations.

NC bill would ease hog farm biogas permitting

NC bill would ease hog farm biogas permitting

This year's farm bill includes a provision creating a general permit for animal operations to build and operate farm digester systems for capturing methane for energy.

Smithfield’s pig biofuel plan in North Carolina
newrepublic.com

Burning pig poop fumes doesn’t solve anything

The Biden administration supports biofuels. But a Smithfield project in North Carolina shows that converting hog waste to energy won’t address the biggest issues with pork farming.
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