Managing attorney Marianne Engelman Lado discusses her work to defend North Carolina's right to regulate ammonia pollution from confined animal feeding operations, commonly called CAFOs. These facilities, which often house tens of thousands of animals, create massive amounts of toxic waste that fouls nearby waterways and air quality. Yet, little regulation for these facilities exists.
Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are industrial farms that can house tens of thousands of animals. Although they create massive amounts of waste, little regulation for CAFOs currently exists due to exemptions from federal regulations.
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