PRESS RELEASE: Hickman Egg Operation Sues Tonopah AZ Residents in Show of Force to End Citizen Public Health Fight

Industrial egg giant seeks a final “declaratory judgment” on all current & future legal opposition in the 3-year conflict over poultry pollution nuisance risks; claims compliance with environmental law TONOPAH, AZ—October 18, 2017—Hickman’s Egg Ranch Inc. has targeted… Read More

SRAP Efforts Lead to Withdrawal of Iowa Hog Operation Application

Discovery of DNR error turns the tide & ends permitting process for industrial-sized Iowa Select operation in Wayne County SALEM, OR––OCTOBER 6, 2017––Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) is pleased to report an announcement by Iowa’s Department of Natural… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Kewaunee County WI Dairy Fined $50,000 for Polluting Residential Well

Stahl Brothers Dairy penalized for contaminating a local drinking water well, wetlands & two streams; judgment & fine “tip of the iceberg” for rural Wisconsin pollution crisis MADISON, WI––JULY 25, 2017––The Wisconsin Department of Justice (WDOJ) has fined… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Federal Funds Keep Michigan Factory Farm Pollution Flowing

New mapping report documents industrial livestock operation waste & Farm Bill subsidies LANSING, MI––MAY 24, 2017––Today, the Less=More Coalition released A Watershed Moment, a report and interactive mapping project documenting how Michigan industrial livestock operations received millions of… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Schuyler County IL Residents ‘CARE’ About Their Future

Health & welfare risks of proposed hog CAFO sparks community outreach & public gathering tonight RUSHVILLE, IL–– MAY 8, 2017––The Schuyler County citizens group, Citizens Against Ruining Environments (CARE), is organizing the public to oppose a massive concentrated… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Gordon County GA Residents Call on Commissioners to Address Protections from Growing Health & Safety Risks of Industrial Poultry Operations

CALHOUN, GA ––APRIL 12, 2017­­––Supported by peer-reviewed scientific research and expert perspective on the impacts of industrial poultry operations provided in a letter delivered to the Gordon County Commissioners from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Center… Read More

PRESS RELEASE – Howard County IA Residents Fighting Reicks Factory Farm

DES MOINES, IA – APRIL 5, 2017 – A group of citizens is banding together to stop a new hog factory by Reicks View Farms in Howard County. At 2,499 head of hogs, the confinement is one hog under… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Arizona Resident Appeals, Wins Favorable Order on Hickman Egg Operation from Maricopa County Air Pollution Hearing Board

Hickman facility potentially operating without valid accounting of harmful industrial henhouse emissions; County ordered to review compliance with federal Clean Air Act PHOENIX, AZ—December 20, 2016—The Maricopa County Air Pollution Hearing Board (APHB) quietly issued an important and… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Appellate Court Ends Nearly 3-Year Miscarriage of Justice for Two Illinois Citizens

SPRINGFIELD, IL––December 8, 2016––The Fourth District Appellate Court did in minutes what could not be undone in more than two and a half years of legal wrangling over a criminal contempt charge leveled against Illinois citizens Karen Hudson and Susan Turner. Hudson and… Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Maricopa County Residents to Board of Supervisors Chair Hickman: Withdraw from All Air Quality, Environmental Decisions

Citizen petition demands industrial ag executive recuse himself to “avoid further conflicts of interest”; STOPP cites ongoing federal Clean Air Act investigation of Hickman Family Farms Tonopah, AZ—September 21, 2016—Today, members of the Arizona community group STOPP Inc…. Read More