Several staff members and doctoral fellows from the Center for a Livable Future attended a national CAFO summit in New Bern, NC organized by the Waterkeeper Alliance. The title of the summit was “Pure Farms, Pure Water,” which is the name of the Waterkeeper farm campaign. A diverse group of people from the U.S. and Canada attended the conference, and it was a very informative event.
The Waterkeeper Alliance focuses on an array of water quality issues, and uses an approach that includes monitoring and litigation (or threat of litigation) to enforce existing environmental laws. There was a focus on the detrimental effects CAFOs have on ground water at the summit, but many other problems were also discussed. Read More >