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Illinois One Step Closer to Improved Regulations For Factory Farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2013 Media Contacts:  Danielle Diamond (815) 403-0278  or Karen Hudson (309) 742-8895 Illinois One Step Closer to Improved Regulations For Factory Farms 45-day public comment period opens on new CAFO rules to protect… Read More

Bison Ranch and Non-Profit Organization Partner to Promote Humane and Responsible Slaughter Alternatives

  Bison Ranch and Non-Profit Organization Partner to Promote Humane and Responsible Slaughter Alternatives The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project’s Mobile Meat Processing Unit Harvests Bison at Straight Arrow Buffalo Ranch demonstrating stress-free slaughter. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23,… Read More

Commission Agrees to Hear Dairy Industry’s Petition to Weaken Groundwater Protections

SANTA FE, N.M. ” Today, The New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) voted to set a March 2014 meeting to hear the dairy industry’s petition to substantially weaken groundwater discharge rules. The WQCC endorsed the New Mexico Environment Department conducting a stakeholder advisory process on the changes to the rules prior to the March hearing. The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) with support and assistance from Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) represents clients, the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club and Amigos Bravos, who are opposed to the changes.”Our clients are cautiously optimistic about that the Environment Department’s decision to advocate for conducting a stakeholder advisory process,” says Jon Block, NMELC Staff Attorney. “Now it’s at least possible to work toward changes to the regulations so that our scarce and precious water resources will be protected from pollution by these mega-dairies