Critics question SD’s enforcement of CAFOs
September 13, 2017 by Argus Leader
September 13, 2017, Sioux Falls, SD – On paper, bigger is safer. South Dakota’s regulations for large livestock operations are strict enough that even some water quality boosters believe larger, permitted feedlots are better for the state’s waters than smaller, unregulated ones.
But how strictly are the strict rules enforced?
Critics worry the complaint-driven system falls short, with its announced inspections and what they see as plodding responses to reports of pollution. READ MORE