Published in Genetics and Environmental Law Weekly, October 30th, 2004
The Worth County Board of Supervisors approved the "Rural Health and Family Farm Protection Ordinance" in 2001, citing concerns about the effects such large quantities of manure have on the environment, the health of workers and the quality of life in the area.
The ordinance set standards for carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide and ammonia emissions, gases which are given off by manure and are blamed by some neighbors of livestock confinements for...
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