Colorado Administrative Court Will Hear Challenge to CAFO Water Pollution Permit

The Colorado Office of Administrative Courts has agreed to hear the Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch’s challenge to a statewide general water-pollution permit for concentrated animal feeding operations that plaintiffs argue will jeopardize waterways and wildlife. The hearing is part of a long legal fight by the advocacy groups who are seeking permit terms that require factory farms in the state to monitor and report their water pollution as the Clean Water Act directs. The hearing has been scheduled for October 31, 2022.