URGENT ACTION NEEDED NOW ON CAFO LEGISLATION!
An HEC backed bill (Senate Bill 316) that would strengthen state oversight of factory farms and grant greater authority to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to deny a CAFO permit if it would harm human health or the environment has been introduced in the senate. Unfortunately, the Bill has been assigned to the CAFO-friendly Senate Committee on Agriculture where it is uncertain if it will receive a hearing!
That’s why we need your help to convince the committee Chair Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) and Vice Chair Sen. Susan Glick (R-LaGrange) to give this bill the committee hearing it needs to move forward in the senate!
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATORS – SEN. DAVID LONG (R-Fort Wayne), SEN. ANDY ZAY (R-Huntington), OR SEN. LIZ BROWN (R- Fort Wayne) TODAY AND ASK THEM TO URGE SENATORS LEISING AND GLICK TO SCHEDULE A COMMITTEE HEARING ON SB 316.
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