Yakima Factory Farms Clean Up Their Act

In a landmark victory for clean water, two factory farms in Yakima, Washington agreed to clean up groundwater and limit future pollution – a result of our Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) case brought on behalf of the Community Association of Restoration of the...

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Sierra Club v. Walnutdale

FarmSTAND (formerly the Food Project at Public Justice) represented the Sierra Club in an enforcement action alongside the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against Walnutdale Farms for violating a 2004 consent decree to clean up their act. The Great Lakes are known for their pristine waters, but...

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Blackwood v. N&M Dairy

N&M Dairy was a multi-thousand cow dairy that the dumped millions of gallons of waste produced annually in surrounding open fields and earthen lagoons. The government and N&M Dairy consultants themselves warned N&M that its actions were killing crops and poisoning groundwater. Toxic nitrates seeped...

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Yakima Valley Dairy Cases

In October 2012, the Center for Food Safety and the Community Association for Restoration of the Environment (CARE) warned four major Yakima Valley (Wash.) factory farms that they would take them to federal court unless the farms stopped contaminating local drinking water supplies with runoff...

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