Farmers Fight Environmental Regulations

Via MN Pollution Control Agency/Flickr

Via MN Pollution Control Agency/Flickr

 

Ongoing water fights between environmentalists and farmers…

The way environmentalist Craig Cox sees it, streams and rivers across much of the country are suffering from the side effects of growing our food. Yet the people responsible for that pollution, America’s farmers, are fighting any hint of regulation to prevent it…

Across the Midwest, he says, nitrate-filled water from farm fields is making drinking water less safe. Phosphorus runoff is feeding toxic algae blooms in rivers and lakes, “interfering with people’s vacations. [They’re] taking their kids to the beach and the beach is closed. There’s stories about people getting sick.”

Read on at The Salt.

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