Concerns as new rules aim to curb WA manure pollution
January 23, 2017 by Tri-City Herald
January 23, 2017, Olympia, WA – Washington environmental regulators have released new permit rules aimed at reducing the amount of manure pollution that gets into rivers, lakes and other bodies of water from large dairy farms and other animal feedlots.
The rules will change the regulatory landscape for the state’s 230 dairies with more than 200 cows, as well as other so-called concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. Embracing the rules may shield dairies from government fines or lawsuits by environmental groups, but will mean taking on new obligations with uncertain costs READ MORE