Factory farms' practice of spreading manure on frozen ground has created a massive run-off problem that has polluted Lake Erie at an alarming rate, wreaking havoc on our drinking water, rural communities and family farms.
But Governor Gretchen Whitmer has the power to ban the application of manure, fertilizer and waste from livestock operations on frozen or snow-covered soil. While she has goals to reduce phosphorus that cause some of the issues in the Great Lakes, she hasn't addressed the huge impact that factory farms have had on the creation of toxic algal blooms.
We can't let factory farms ruin our drinking water. It's time to ban the practice of dumping manure onto frozen land.
Ask Governor Gretchen Whitmer to be a champion for our drinking water. Tell her to ban manure spreading on frozen and snow-covered land.
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