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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:22 AM

Minnesota appeals court says MPCA should have considered mega-dairy's climate change effects

***The expanded Daley Farms would create more than 46 million gallons of manure each year, twice as much waste as the city of Rochester, they said in a statement.***


Appeals court says state failed to consider feedlot's effects on climate change.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday ordered the stateís pollution regulators to reconsider a permit they approved for a mega-dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota, saying they failed to consider the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from the huge milking operation.

The project at issue is Daley Farms of Lewiston, in Winona County. The Daley family has been fighting to expand their operation from 1,500 to 3,000 cows, or about 6,000 animal units. Thatís very large for Minnesota.

The MPCA has failed to conduct full environmental impact reviews of huge feedlots, they said, despite years of protest. The expanded Daley Farms would create more than 46 million gallons of manure each year, twice as much waste as the city of Rochester, they said in a statement.

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-appeals-court-says-mpca-should-have-considered-mega-dairy-s-climate-change-effects/563103102/

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It is shocking how polluting farms are.
46 million gallons of manure!!!! Twice (2x) as much waste as Rochester, a city population of over 100,000.
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