California Cap-and-Trade Program Summary
Despite a history of pollution events and regulatory violations, industrial livestock operations in Wisconsin have benefited from California’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program. SRAP’s analysis reveals that CAFOs have received significant public funds for manure-to-energy digesters even though these operations threaten public health and pollute the air, groundwater, and surface waters.
RAP Sheets: Industrial Dairies in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
These Rap Sheets document hundreds of alarming violations by 16 dairy CAFOs in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, which have created an environmental and public health crisis in the state. The report analyzes 30 years of data collected from state, local, and federal agency records to assess the harmful impact of these operations on local ecology, water quality, and public health. Also documented is the failure of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to hold violators responsible for the damage inflicted
Right to Farm Laws by State
Right to Farm (RTF) laws are meant to protect the country’s agriculture system by shielding farmers from nuisance lawsuits. However, because aspects of these laws are not clearly defined, or have been written or amended to protect corporate interests, industrial livestock operations are able to use them to continue practices that harm communities and the environment. This map provides an overview of RTF laws by state.