The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released the notice of final determination (NOFD) for Roth Feeder Pig II. The operation’s permit was approved without any additional field monitoring sites or animal unit caps. This decision is greatly disappointing to Crawford Stewardship Project and the public, who’ve submitted over 1200 comments to the DNR noting concerns about the impacts on water quality given the area’s sensitive karst geology.
We at CSP and our partners at Midwest Environmental Advocates are still evaluating the permits and potential next steps. Stay tuned to our website and social media for the latest information and ways that you can take action. And, in the meantime, we welcome you to review the RFPII NOFD and Fact Sheet as well as some recent articles on the matter.
Wisconsin Examiner: It’s hard to ignore some facts about the largest hog Confined Animal Feed Operation in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Radio: Amid objections, DNR approves plans for large-scale hog farm in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: DNR permits second hog factory farm in Crawford County despite local worries over water quality in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area
5 thoughts on “Roth Feeder Pig II: Notice of Final Determination”
I understand there is a period of time now to contest this decision and a judge will make a determination. Are you going to pursue that option? Also, where do you suggest we write letters to the Editor?
Thanks for all you do.
I understand that this decision can be challenged and a judge will decide. Do you plan to take that option?also , where is the best place to send letters? Which newspapers?
An Attorney’s motion needs to filed to stop this! The DNR’s Notes say it’s okay to build this; they ignored the the air pollution and smell impact to the families and neighbors; for me, I have COPD and my home sits right underneath this approval.
It seems time to level up and move beyond written letters and oral testimony. What can I do beyond sending a letter that is clearly falling on deaf ears?
Many thanks for your leadership on this. Let’s be fearless.
Thanks for your input, folks. We are looking into legal options.
Our understanding at the moment is that (as far as stopping this permit or getting serious restrictions imposed) they are slim-to-none. There MAY be a case to challenge the entire DNR environmental review system as inadequate, but the rules are such that the DNR did technically do its job here, minimal though that may be.
There are many angles to work beyond the justice system. Who’s ready to pass some proactive local ordinances???