WASHINGTON STATE DAIRY FEDERATION and WASHINGTON FARM BUREAU v. STATE OF WASHINGTON, DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
In a suit filed by a coalition of environmental and food safety organizations, a Washington state appeals court has found that waste discharge permits for dairy farms in the state are insufficient under both the Clean Water Act and the state’s Water Pollution Control Act. The court held that while current permit conditions meet some requirements, they do not adequately address manure lagoons.
[To accompany State Case Law Update "Washington Court Says State Dairy Operation Water Permits Insufficient" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 93.]