NY Enviros Hold Noses As Dairy Herd Size Rule Gets OK

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT) -- New York environmental groups on Monday questioned the state’s decision to free larger dairy herds from clean water rules, saying the move — designed to help the Empire State’s successful yogurt industry continue its growth — would cause more pollution.

Green groups says that new rules raising the cap on the number of cows dairy farms can have in their herds while remaining exempt from waste-water control requirements, adopted last week, amount to a weakening of a safeguard that protect waterways from the polluting effects of...
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