People Used to Swim Here, by Chris Petersen

People Used to Swim Here At the risk of sounding like an older guy with older ideas—Iowa is no longer the place I grew up in. And, yes, in some ways that’s a positive thing. As many have… Read More

Environmental Prize Winner Lynn Henning to Wisconsin DNR: Manure Spray is Not the Way

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2014 Media Contacts: Steve Masar p: 415-420-7527   e: media@sraproject.org Environmental Prize Winner Lynn Henning to the Wisconsin DNR: Manure Spraying is Not the Way Public health risks, waterway pollution linked to controversial animal waste discharge system… Read More

Amendments to IL Livestock Law Seek to Curb Irresponsible Growth of Factory Farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2014 Media Contacts: Danielle Diamond SRAP/ICCAW p: 815-403-0278 | e: danielled@sraproject.org Stacy James Prairie Rivers Network p: 217.344.2371 ext 203 |e: sjames@prairierivers.org Amendments to IL Livestock Law Seek to Curb Irresponsible Growth of Factory Farms Public health, pollution… Read More

Goldman Prize Winner Lynn Henning Joins SRAP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contacts: Steve Masar, SRAP p: 415-420-7527 e: media@sraproject.org   Goldman Prize Winner Lynn Henning Joins Factory Farms Fighter SRAP Michigan family farmer and anti-CAFO champion brings her energy and impact to national work for small farms… Read More

Delaware: Appeal Filed Against DNREC-Approved Remediation Plan for Allen Harim Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2014 Media Contacts: Cindy Winton (302) 934-8050 or Maria Payans (717) 826-7286 Appeal Filed Against DNREC-Approved Remediation Plan for Allen Harim Facility Local groups charge State-determined remedial order violates the statutory, regulatory requirements Today,… Read More

Citizen Group Files Appeal of Permit for Harim Poultry Processing Plant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maria Payans (SRAP) (717) 826-7286 or Cindy Wilton (POIR) (302) 934-8050  Citizen Group Files Appeal of Permit for Harim Poultry Processing Plant Legal action taken to oppose Sussex County approval that will allow waste… Read More

Illinois One Step Closer to Improved Regulations For Factory Farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2013 Media Contacts: Danielle Diamond (815) 403-0278  or Karen Hudson (309) 742-8895 Illinois One Step Closer to Improved Regulations For Factory Farms 45-day public comment period opens on new CAFO rules to protect environment… Read More

Bison Ranch and Non-Profit Organization Partner to Promote Humane and Responsible Slaughter Alternatives

  Bison Ranch and Non-Profit Organization Partner to Promote Humane and Responsible Slaughter Alternatives The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project’s Mobile Meat Processing Unit Harvests Bison at Straight Arrow Buffalo Ranch demonstrating stress-free slaughter. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23,… Read More

Commission Agrees to Hear Dairy Industry’s Petition to Weaken Groundwater Protections

SANTA FE, N.M.— Today, The New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) voted to set a March 2014 meeting to hear the dairy industry’s petition to substantially weaken groundwater discharge rules. The WQCC endorsed the New Mexico Environment Department conducting a stakeholder advisory process on the changes to the rules prior to the March hearing. The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) with support and assistance from Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) represents clients, the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club and Amigos Bravos, who are opposed to the changes.”Our clients are cautiously optimistic about that the Environment Department’s decision to advocate for conducting a stakeholder advisory process,” says Jon Block, NMELC Staff Attorney. “Now it’s at least possible to work toward changes to the regulations so that our scarce and precious water resources will be protected from pollution by these mega-dairies