Last Friday, the city of
Two renewal permits are for dairies remaining at status quo, while the third permit seeks to expand from 999 cows to 2,500 cows.
This is the opening salvo in a new round of skirmishes between the city and dairies in the watershed. The city claims the action is to protect the water of
These are the first permit renewals under “new” rules adopted in 2001. The law says that dairies with more than 200 cows in the
If the case ends up before an administrative judge, it will be the equivalent of a civil trial.
The City’s filed document asserts several errors in the applications and takes the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to task for not analyzing it carefully enough. For instance,
The Texas Association of Dairymen, which represents
Meanwhile, the executive director of the TCEQ has approved the draft applications of the three dairies.