About Me – Charlotte A. Weybright
I own an older home in the West Central historic district in Fort Wayne, Indiana, directly across from the St. Marys River. I have four grown sons and nine grandchildren - five granddaughters and four grandsons.
I enjoy working on my home and gardening, and I enjoy all types of crafts. I have my own library, now approaching 1,000 books. I am also a vegetarian and have been since 1990.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University and a Juris Doctorate from the Valparaiso University School of Law.
I enjoy the political scene with all of its passions and faults. Writing is one of my favorite activities, but it seems that I never have as much time as I would like to devote to the task.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.
Charlotte A. Weybright
“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
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Category Archives: Indiana Department of Environmental Management
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
Well, what do ya know – slick Mitch doesn’t have quite the slight-of-hand he thought he did. After abolishing the enforcement arm of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), sliding the employees into the air, land, and water divisions, … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
So another CAFO is on its way to Allen County, and it will not be stopped. Certainly the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) will not stop it, for its only role is to rubber-stamp those applications that are received … Continue reading
Last year not one of the three CAFO-related bills made it out of the legislative session. This year, maybe common sense and the reality of environmental and health issues intertwined with huge factory farms will prompt our legislators to do … Continue reading
Former IDEM official, Bowden Quinn, has an admonition for Hoosier residents – CAFOs and their regulation are our responsibility as citizens of this state and as good stewards of our environment. And, he is right. Quinn once worked for the … Continue reading