Category Archives: Confined Animal Feeding Operations

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK – BUT THERE’S GOT TO BE A MORNING AFTER

Need I say anything about yesterday’s election results?  Probably not, but I will anyways!  The morning after elections is always full of disappointments for the losing party and candidates, but it is also a time to regroup and understand that … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture and Food Production, Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Congress, Democrat Party, Democrats, Environment, Farming, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Industrial farms, Marlin Stutzman, Mitch Daniels, Politics, Privatization, Republican Party, Republicans, Third District | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments

AN ACRID AIR – 2,000,000 CHICKENS HEADED FOR JAY COUNTY

Imagine living beside a factory farm with 2,000,000 plus chickens.  That is what neighbors in Jay County are facing if an Ohio man has his way.  Keith Boeckman of Hoosier Pride Farms has applied for a permit through the Indiana … Continue reading

Posted in Air Pollution, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Cruelty to Animals, Environment, Farming | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

DANIELS NEXT MOVE – DESTRUCTION OF INDIANA’S FORESTS

In 2005 the Dynamic Duo of Daniels and Skillman put out its “Possibilities Unbound” plan which sets out guidelines to the destruction of our state’s environment.  Here is that portion of the Plan of Destruction that deals with Indiana’s best … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture and Food Production, Biofuels, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Industrial farms, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

PANIC OVER PUPPY MILLS – CALLOUSNESS OVER CAFOS

Labeling is everything.  Recently, the Indiana legislature wound itself up over “puppy mill” legislation this session, but no one seemed to give a second thought to the treatment of animals that bear the label of  “here for your eating pleasure.” … Continue reading

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CAFO LEGISLATION MOVES OUT OF COMMITTEES

Maybe this will be the year the General Assembly decides to watch out for environmental interests rather than pork producers.  Several bills have been introduced this legislative session which attempt to regulate Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).  In years past, … Continue reading

Posted in Air Pollution, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Cruelty to Animals, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Mitch Daniels, Republicans, Soil Pollution, Water Pollution | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

DANIELS CONTINUES ASSAULT ON INDIANA’S ENVIRONMENT

The Little Emporer and two of his supporters – House Representative Phyllis Pond of New Haven and Senator Dennis Kruse of Auburn – have once again come up with an idea to assault Indiana’s environment.   House Bill 1047 – submitted … Continue reading

Posted in Air Pollution, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Environment, Indiana, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Industrial farms, Mitch Daniels, Soil Pollution, Water Pollution | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

CAFOs DAMAGE WATER QUALITY IN THE ST. MARYS RIVER

In general, a Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) is a very large Confined Feeding Operation (CFO)  that requires a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) System for discharges or potential discharges of water contamination. However, any animal production unit, regardless of … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Water Act, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Cruelty to Animals, Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, Indiana, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Industrial farms, Mitch Daniels, Soil Pollution, St. Marys River, Water Pollution | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

DANIELS REMOVES ENFORCEMENT UNIT OF THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Building on his reputation for being a friend of big business and a not-so-good friend of the environment,  Daniels has decided that the environmental management division can manage just fine without an enforcement division.  In his “Possibilities Unbound Plan” of … Continue reading

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GREAT LAKES REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAIR GOES TO MITCH DANIELS – WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

Okay – what were those governors thinking? Or whoever it was that was responsible for selecting a chair for the Great Lakes Compact regional council? Mitch Daniels as the chair is the classic fox guarding the chicken coop. And for … Continue reading

Posted in Air Pollution, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Environment, Industrial farms, Mitch Daniels, Pollution, Soil Pollution, Water Pollution | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

JUST WHAT IS A “TYPICAL” DEMOCRAT?

Michael Montagano’s latest commercial is calling attention to the notion of a “typical” Democrat. So I got to thinking – just what is a typical Democrat? He notes that he is being called a typical Democrat but then states he … Continue reading

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