North Carolina House Bill 515 was passed by both houses of the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., on August 27, 1997. The major points include: a 2-year moratorium on new hog operations; larger set-backs; county government authority to zone large hog operations; mandates that local governments sharply reduce nitrogen and phosporous discharges into rivers; and an EMC directive to complete management plans for the state’s 17 major river basins.
- View Full Text of North Carolina – HB 515
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) Home Page
- Global Resource Action Center for the Environment – (GRACE) maintains a site with state updates, research links and policy information. Contains some case law, an online action kit and several case studies. Provides direct support to communities fighting feedlots.
- Environmental Defense Funds’ Hogwatch – Facts and a resource center on hog farming in North Carolina. Its wide-ranging information is pertinent for any state.