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Illinois takes a hit over factory farms


October 8, 2010
By Chicago Tribune

September 30, 2010,
Chicago, IL – Illinois is failing to crack down on water pollution from large
confined-animal farms, the Obama administration recently announced in a
stinging rebuke that gave the state a month to figure out how to fix its
troubled permitting and enforcement programs.

September 30, 2010,
Chicago, IL – Illinois is failing to crack down on water pollution from large
confined-animal farms, the Obama administration recently announced in a
stinging rebuke that gave the state a month to figure out how to fix its
troubled permitting and enforcement programs.

Responding to a petition
from environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said its
nearly yearlong investigation found widespread problems with the Illinois EPA’s
oversight of confined-animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.

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