Enviros Sue NY Over Relaxed Dairy Farm Water Rules

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (July 29, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT) -- A coalition of environmental groups on Friday sued the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, alleging its deregulation of some industrial dairy farms, intended to increase the state's yogurt production, will lead to the contamination of nearby waters.

In May, the state raised the cap, from 200 to 299, on the number of cows dairy farms can have in their herds while remaining exempt from wastewater control requirements. The coalition — which includes Waterkeeper Alliance, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper and Theodore Gordon Flyfishers — says allowing the designated dairy farms...

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