For release on: January 27, 2012 For more information contact: Ryan Puckett, two21 LLC – ryan@two-21.com or 317-721-7221 Hoosier Environmental Council Names New Water and Agriculture Policy Director INDIANAPOLIS  – The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) has appointed Kim Ferraro as Water and Agricultural Policy Director. Ferraro joins HEC as the result of a merger between […]

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Keep IDEM boards Improving efficiency and eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy are nearly always desirable objectives – except when efficient actually means ineffectual and impotent. State legislators need to ask about legislation that would consolidate several state environmental oversight boards into a single environmental rule-making board, especially considering the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s dubious track record […]

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When an experienced activist attorney says she’d be inclined to advise low-income citizens not to take grievances to court if a certain bill became law, alarms ought to be ringing. Kim Ferraro’s focus of concern is Indiana House Bill 1091, under which agricultural operations, such as large confined livestock complexes, would be guaranteed payment of […]

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By Kim Ferraro Animals raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) generate five times more raw waste than humans in the United States. This animal waste contains substantial amounts of nutrients, pathogens, heavy metals, and other contaminants that is commonly applied, untreated, to cropland associated with CAFO operations, stored in open manure lagoons, or transferred […]

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By Kim Ferraro Eric and Lisa Stickdorn own a small farm in Wayne County, Indiana, where they have raised raise grass fed cattle since 1993. Unfortunately, for the last eight years, they have been unable to live in their own home because owners of a confined dairy operation, built next door, has refused to properly […]

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