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The Latest On: CAFO

August 11, 2021 | In the News: The American Prospect

New York Dairy Farms Skirt Clean Water Act Requirements

Alexis Andiman, Attorney, Sustainable Food & Farming Program: “The problem is the way it functions. In practice, you end up with situations where very few CAFOs — or zero, in this case — are willing to admit that they discharge. Everyone funnels into a less protective state program that really isn’t designed to regulate discharging facilities.”

May 5, 2021 | Case

Opposing Industrial Animal Operations in the Yucatán Peninsula

On behalf of our clients, Earthjustice filed an amicus brief with Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation supporting constitutional claims raised by Mayan children who oppose approval and operation of an industrial animal operation in the Yucatán Peninsula.

June 29, 2020 | Legal Document

Petition for Emergency Rulemaking: USDA APHIS

The legal action seeks to compel the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to protect communities and the environment from dangerous pollution resulting from under-regulated and poorly monitored animal disposal during the pandemic.