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Dairies, environmentalists settle lawsuit


May 13, 2015, Sunnyside, WA — Three Lower Yakima Valley dairies have reached a settlement with environmental groups ending a lengthy legal battle over groundwater contamination and going, the dairies say, above and beyond federal and state standards for environmental responsibility.

The Cow Palace owned by the Dolsen family, George DeRuyter & Son Dairy, and Henry Bosma Dairy and Liberty Dairy owned by the Bosma family reached individual consent decrees with Community Association for Restoration of the Environment and the Washington, D.C.,-based Center for Food Safety. READ MORE