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Environment groups sue NY over dairy rules


Jul. 30, 2013, Albany, NY – A coalition of environmental organizations are suing New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation, claiming the state’s effort to roll back dairy farm regulations violates both New York and federal law.

The groups, including the Sierra Club, Riverkeeper and Citizens Campaign for the Environment, say the state violated the federal Clean Water Act when it moved earlier this year to increase the number of cows that farms can maintain without having to comply with a more-restrictive set of waste-management regulations. READ MORE