Oregon Water Resources Commission declines to protect groundwater from unlimited use by mega-dairies despite significant support for restrictions Salem, OR - On December 15th, the Oregon Water Resources Commission unanimously denied a rulemaking petition submitted by Stand Up to Factory Farms that would limit the amount of water mega-dairies can use without a permit under … Continue reading State rejects petition to protect Oregon’s water resources from mega-dairies.
Governor’s written refusal comes as Oregon considers a permit for a new 30,000-head mega-dairy Salem, OR - Two months after eastern Oregon residents and members of the Stand Up To Factory Farms coalition met with Governor Kate Brown to ask that she use her executive authority to enact an immediate moratorium on mega-dairies, Governor Brown … Continue reading Governor Brown Rejects Urgent Demand for Statewide Mega-Dairy Moratorium.
On December 1st the Stand Up To Factory Farms coalition submitted additional comments in support of their original petition to the Oregon Water Resources Commission to limit the amount of water mega-dairies can use in two critical groundwater areas under an exemption from permit requirements for “stockwatering.” The comments were in response to comments from opponents … Continue reading Coalition urges OR Water Resources Commission to narrow the stockwatering exemption.
Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition speaks with Governor Kate Brown over zoom. On Thursday October 7th the Stand Up To Factory Farms coalition met with Governor Kate Brown and staff to ask Governor Brown to enact an immediate mega-dairy moratorium to protect Oregon’s air, water, climate, rural communities, small farmers and animal welfare. While … Continue reading Governor Brown Hears from Advocates – Oregon Urgently Needs a Mega-Dairy Moratorium.
Exemptions have allowed dairies unlimited water in eastern Oregon as new facilities aim to build in critical groundwater areas SALEM, Ore. — Today a coalition of public interest groups filed a legal petition with the Oregon Water Resources Commission requesting it restrict new mega dairy’s use of groundwater in areas in eastern Oregon where special … Continue reading Coalition Files Legal Petition Urging Limitations on Mega Dairies’ Use of Water.
The Stand Up To Factory Farms Coalition submitted comments urging the California Air Resources Board to deny Threemile Canyon Farm mega-dairy's application to participate in the Low Carbon Fuel Standards Program for its production of biomethane. While Threemile Canyon continues to pollute the air of the predominantly Latinx rural community in Morrow County, OR, as … Continue reading Coalition Urges California State to Deny Oregon Mega-Dairy Application to Participate in the Low Carbon Fuel Standards Program.
Today, the Stand Up To Factory Farms Coalition along with animal welfare, environmental, family farm, public health, rural advocacy, and wildlife protection organizations submitted comments on the proposed Animal Waste Management permit for Straight Ranch. Straight Ranch would house 2,500 cows in a new facility in Klamath County, OR. The letter urges the Oregon Department … Continue reading Advocates Submit Comments to ODA to Deny Permit for New Mega-Dairy in Klamath County.
Advocates call on state officials to address climate harm from Oregon’s mega-dairies with immediate mega-dairy moratorium. Salem, OR - Today, 20 national, local and state based animal welfare, family farm, environmental, and food safety groups, submitted a letter to Governor Brown urging her to enact an immediate mega-dairy moratorium to protect Oregon’s climate, air, water, … Continue reading Renewed Call for Governor Brown to Enact an Immediate Mega-Dairy Moratorium Comes as State Attempts to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The events of the last week, including the murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers, are reflective of a system that does not value black and brown life. Communities of color and indigenous nations across the U.S. have long been denied justice and subjected to institutionalized inequality, government-sanctioned violence and are often met … Continue reading A Statement on Recent Events
Despite pressure from advocates, DEQ proposes to continue decades of inaction on ag pollution Salem, OR - Stand Up to Factory Farms, a broad coalition of family farming, environmental, food safety, and animal welfare organizations, criticizes the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for its failure to include mega-dairy emissions in its greenhouse gas reduction … Continue reading Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Fails to Address Mega-Dairy Emissions in New Climate Plan