Ecology may reconsider cost of WA dairy rules
July 28, 2016 by Capital Press
July 28, 2016, Bellingham, WA — Dairy farmers and environmentalists criticized new manure-control rules the state Department of Ecology plans to finalize early next year, accusing state regulators of being too meddlesome or too lax.
At the first of two public hearings on the proposal, farmers said dairies already are heavily regulated and that Ecology’s new layer of mandates would be unnecessary, expensive and even dispiriting. READ MORE