WA dairies ask for dismissal of manure lawsuits
May 2, 2013 by Capital Press
May 2, 2013 – Five dairies in Washington’s Yakima Valley have filed a motion to dismiss lawsuits against them brought by the Community Association for Restoration of the Environment and the Center for Food Safety.
The plaintiffs allege that manure is a solid waste and, when applied on land or stored, it is leaching nitrates and contaminating groundwater. They want manure classified as a solid waste and dairies treated as open dumps and regulated under that law. READ MORE