Authority issue clouds WA manure meeting
July 25, 2013 by Yakima Herald-Republic
July 25, 2013, Union Ga, WA — A recent public meeting involving a proposal to ban the spraying of manure onto crop fields during Yakima County burn bans became tied up over the question of whether the agency in charge of clean air has the authority to enact such a rule.
Dairy proponents cited the state Right to Farm Act, arguing that farm practices are deemed good if they don’t adversely impact public health. Meanwhile, opponents said the act doesn’t give dairies the right to pollute. READ MORE