Dairy lobby sues to roll back rules on pollution from large feedlots


“Moving to a sort of ‘Catch me if you can’ regulatory scheme like this puts more water resources at risk and additional burden on local governments,” said Sarah Geers, a staff attorney for Midwest Environmental Advocates.

Counties would assume oversight of the big concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, but many of them are even more thinly staffed than the state Department of Natural Resources, the agency that now has primary responsibility.