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Legal Developments in Animal Agriculture

Photo by Edwin Remsberg 2015 has seen many legal developments in animal agriculture. We have seen one federal district court hold manure when applied inexcess to be a solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. We have seen groups push to have the animal agriculture exemption...

SOS - Save Our Streams Workshop

Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Lois Green - Sligo Chapter property
Do you wonder if it's safe for kids and pets to play in the stream near your house? Would you like to help test the water and make sure the information gets to people who can clean it up? Save Our Streams is a fun and easy way to test water quality by collecting and identifying underwater insects...

Important Discharge Permit Deadline for Operators of Animal Feeding Operations

This post does not constitute legal advice. Operators and owners of AFOs need to be aware that the new General Discharge Permit (NPDES # MDG01, State Discharge Permit #14AF) for AFOs that discharge to waters of the State became effective December 1, 2014. The new permit is a revised version of the...

The EPA and Corps of Engineers Propose an Expansive Definition of "Waters of the US"

Photo by Edwin Remsberg
On April 21, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed a rule to define the term “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. In short, the proposed definition would broaden the current jurisdictional scope of “waters of the...
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