Information and Resources
This Natural Resources Defense Council report describes the environmental and public health impacts of pollution generated by factory farms. Includes activist contacts and resources.
Information about certification and training for animal waste management operators, from North Carolina University Soil Science Department.
North Carolina Riverkeeper, Rick Dove, monitors and documents hog pollution and its consequences in North Carolina. Includes excellent photo documentation.
Provides state legislative information along with documents related to state and local government. (Washburn University School of Law)
Links for each state, with current information about farm size, financial status, rural employment, land use, and more. (USDA)
Agricultural site maintained by the North Carolina State University.
Water Quality in the Upper Tennessee River Basin, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia 1994-98
Water quality assessment reports from the US Geological Survey.
State and Local Government
- County Links for North Carolina
- North Carolina Division of Air Quality
- North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- North Carolina Division of Water Resources
- North Carolina Environmental Indicators
North Carolina citizens’ group that opposes industrial hog operations. They work to strengthen regulations and enforcement, and call attention to the serious environmental and health problems caused in North Carolina by hog waste.
A statewide lobbying organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of North Carolina’s environment.
ConNet is a statewide network of over 150 environmental, community, and environmental justice organizations focused on protecting North Carolina’s environment and public health. ConNet works to strengthen the environmental community’s ability to impact local, state, and federal policy by facilitating coordination of campaigns, strengthening communication, providing updates and analysis on key decisions, and organizing skills training.
SELC is one of the nation’s leading organizations working to bring industrial hog and poultry factory farms under strong environmental and public health controls.
Animal operations definitions, permit requirements, etc.
North Carolina administrative code pertinent to the Division of Water Quality