I was raised in the small town of South Whitley just 25 miles west of Fort Wayne and moved to Fort Wayne almost 25 years ago. I now live in the historic West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
I am retired and love gardening, crafts of all kinds, working on my home, and collecting books for my small library.
I have loved politics for decades and have a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D.
Category Archives: Confined Animal Feeding Operations
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
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
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
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
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
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