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Indiana Legislation Favors CAFO’s

Over the past year, Muncie Voice has printed several stories about the abusive practices of CAFO’s and how Indiana legislators seemingly partner with Big Ag by silently bringing these entities into our state, providing them with financial incentives funded by taxpayers, and then protecting them with legislation written by elected officials who either own CAFO’s […]

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Government

U.S. Is Polluting Future Drinking Water

Message from Mexico: U.S. Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink Mexico City plans to draw drinking water from a mile-deep aquifer, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Mexican effort challenges a key tenet of U.S. clean water policy: that water far underground can be intentionally polluted because it […]

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Feds Let Industry Pollute Water Supply

by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublic Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation’s drinking water. In many cases, the Environmental Protection Agency has granted these so-called aquifer exemptions in […]

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Culture

Our Food System – CAFO Watch Conference

(Photo : John Klein/Ed Steinman/Lighthawk) It’s a Saturday morning in Middletown America and speakers from Maryland, Missouri, Michigan, and Illinois converge into a medium sized conference center to speak in front of a diverse group of attendees from around age 18 to 80 years of age. What kind of speakers would draw such a large […]