Dairy Farms Face Potential $10K-A-Month Fines For Pollution

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Two Washington dairy farms that haven't complied with a court-approved settlement requiring them to curb manure pollution have been ordered to make significant progress on cleanup by the end of the year or face $10,000 monthly fines.

U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice on Tuesday ordered the farms to step up, pointing out that George DeRuyter & Sons Dairy and D&A Dairy have been out of compliance for "several years" with a five-year-old consent decree they entered with the Center for Food Safety and the Community Association for Restoration of the Environment.

Forcing immediate and short-term compliance is necessary to ensure...

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