Earth-friendly Diet / Victory Over Oregon Mega-dairy
In late June Oregon agencies revoked Lost Valley Farm's water-pollution discharge permit under intense pressure from family farm, environmental, animal-welfare and public-health organizations. Without this permit, the mega-dairy can't operate.
Lost Valley had hoped to put 30,000 cows near the Columbia River, which would have made it one of the nation's largest dairy factory farms and put water, air and public health at risk. The project had been plagued with violations from the beginning, from overflowing manure lagoons to cows standing ankle-deep in their own waste. The Center and our allies will be monitoring Lost Valley to make sure it's permanently shut down.
Read more in The Oregonian.