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BIG FARMS-MANURE
(2007-04-26)
(wgvu) - - DEMOCRATS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAVE
INTRODUCED BILLS AIMED AT CUTTING DOWN POLLUTION FROM LARGE ANIMAL
FEEDING FARMS.
ENVIRONMENTALISTS HAVE BEEN SEEKING WAYS TO REDUCE HAZARDS FROM
SO-CALLED CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS FOR THE PAST FEW
YEARS.
THE LEGISLATION WOULD PUT A MORATORIUM ON THE OPENING OF NEW
LARGE FEEDING OPERATIONS. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
ALSO COULD GET MORE POWER OVER THE FARMS.
THE BILLS WILL DRAW OPPOSITION FROM THE MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU AND
SOME REPUBLICANS.
THE FARM BUREAU SAID THE LEGISLATION UNFAIRLY PAINTS ALL LARGE
OPERATIONS AS "BAD ACTORS" AND DISRESPECTS ONGOING EFFORTS FROM
THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.

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