Dairy Cow Manure and the Oregon Fiction

Oregon has a problem with dairy cow manure, it’s sprayed on fields, leaks from piles, and is dumped into rivers. But on paper, this manure is covered by a Clean Water Act discharge permit so strict that apparently almost nothing is ever discharged to Oregon’s waterways at least according to state agencies. Based on this fiction they have written, the Oregon agencies recently created another fiction: the permit needs no improvement. For this reason it’s […]

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