Farms Not Factories has just sent out an Action Alert Newsletter!
It begins as follows:
Dear Friend of Farms Not Factories,
The Large Scale Livestock Study Committee (LSLSC) issued their report and recommendations to the Bayfield County Board of Supervisors on December 3rd. They are holding a public hearing on December 17th at the Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center (NGLVC) at 6 PM to listen to citizen's feedback about their report and recommendations. You can also email your feedback through December 27th to email@example.com.
If you wish to address the LSLSC at the public hearing, you need to sign up when you arrive at the NGLVC and you'll be given three minutes to speak. Typically, people speak in the order they are listed on the sign-up sheet.
We learned during the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping period that the most effective and useful feedback involved specific feedback/suggestions (positive or negative) for the scoping comments and this process, with the LSLSC recommendations, is no different. The LSLSC is looking for specific comments about the Facts, Gaps and Solutions in their report from citizens.
They are hoping to receive feedback from you about:
- what you support in the recommendations.
- what you think is missing in the recommendations.
- what additional pertinent information you'd like to see added to the recommendations.
- why you feel more stringent standards are necessary to protect the Chequamegon Bay region from the potential negative impacts caused by Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
It's extremely important we provide concise, targeted and relevant feedback on the LSLSC recommendations and not just a statement of "I don't support the CAFO". In order for the public hearing to be effective, we must have a good understanding of what's at risk from the CAFO as well as what's being proposed as solutions by the LSLSC.
Please plan on attending and letting the members of the LSLSC know that you appreciate all their work over the past year and what, if anything, you'd like them to add/delete/change in their recommendations to the County Board.