Are Colorado’s feedlots a risk to waterways?
November 30, 2017 by Colorado Public Radio
November 30, 2017, Idalia, CO – Colorado boasts more than one hundred cattle feedlots capable of holding over a thousand animals, according to the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment. Many of those operations are close to waterways. Like in other states, it’s up to cattlemen and regulators to keep manure out of streams and groundwater. Environmentalists worry that will get trickier as historic rain events become more common.
Such a situation has become a legal drama for 5 Star Feedlot. READ MORE