Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kloucek: industrialized agriculture, CAFOs "huge public health and safety issues"

Frank Kloucek served 22 years in the South Dakota Legislature.

As the state's county commissions face lawsuits that seek to address their conflicts of interest Kloucek sees an opportunity to raise voter awareness.
Called industrialized agriculture, it comes with huge public health and safety issues. The sheer volume of animal waste [fertilizer] and its level of concentration must be addressed. We need modern day livestock production decisions based on sound science and common sense, including safer buildings and manure management that provides adequate protection for the general public.
Read his manifesto here.

David Ganje is a Rapid City-based attorney practicing environmental law.

His concern with pollution generated by Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations appeared in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.
In testimony to the U.S. Senate, the USGS associate director stated, “The USGS has found CAFOs to be a source of nutrient, pharmaceutical, and metal contaminants in nearby waters and lands receiving wastes.” Are state and county officials in charge of the stewardship of public waters in favor of continued indifference to clean, potable, usable water?
Read the rest here.

South Dakota's GOP congressional delegation are stumbling all over themselves trying to protect donors like Monsanto and Syngenta from their accountability for the state's impaired waters.

Your thoughts on South Dakota being a chemical toilet?

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