For years, HEC has been working to help rural communities fight back against the devastating effects of factory farms. One way we do this is by providing pro bono legal assistance to citizens so that they can stand up for their property rights and seek court relief when an irresponsibly sited factory farm creates untenable living conditions, fouls their air, contaminates drinking water, or devalues their property. The livestock industry wants to eliminate these lawsuits by prohibiting all court remedies that protect property rights and allow damages for negligent conduct. SB 411 would have done just that (to learn more, read our Fact Sheet and Full Analysis).