How You Know Sentiment Against WI Mega-Dairies Is Growing
When a GOP state legislator joins his Democratic rival in opposition.
Rep. Scott Krug, R-Rome, issued both a statement and letter to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Thursday, asking it to deny the high-capacity well permits currently under consideration for a proposed large-scale dairy in Saratoga.Context, and more, here.
You could not be more spot-on that Krug's reversal is indicative of growing consciousness of the dangers of CAFOs and dumping millions of tons of cow manure into the environment. It should be noted that Krug did limit himself to one proposed CAFO in his district, ignoring the several existing CAFO in or near his district and avoiding the issue of non-point runoff. Still, your point stands. See http://malcontends.blogspot.com/2014/08/scott-krug-joins-opponent-in-call-for.html
The upcoming World Dairy Expo in Madison might be a good venue for those opposing the environmental consequences of CAFOs.
As I've said before, these permits--whatever they're for: open pit mining, CAFOs, slaughterhouses, big box retailers, freeway expansions--all take on a quite different hue when it's your house they're being sited next to.
If only the the permits required CFOs, CEOs, presidents, governors and kings to live next door to their "creations."
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