Wendy for Governor Campaign

Wendy Barth is running for the Governor of Iowa on the Green Party ticket, along with running mate Richard Johnson candidate for Lt. Governor.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Moratorium on CAFOs

October 23, 2006


CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Appearing before supporters in Tipton on Monday
night, Iowa Green Party candidate for governor Wendy Barth called for a
moratorium on the construction of hog confinement facilities (CAFOs) in
the state. “With many citizens mobilizing to oppose the expansion of
CAFOs across the state, it is time to stop and address their concerns,”
Barth said. “Iowans are demonstrating their concern for the air and
water quality issues, the public health issues, and the issue of
consistent rule enforcement that are being raised by this movement.”

Across the state Iowans are calling for the legislature to craft rules
that will protect the citizens of Iowa while providing consistency for
our pork producers. A grass-roots organization in Marshall County is
the most recent group to join in this effort.

“The only way to address these issues completely and forthrightly is to
impose a moratorium on the construction of confinement facilities until
the legislature has the opportunity to examine the facts surrounding
CAFOs,” candidate Barth said on Monday. “The air, water and land we
hold in trust for our children is at risk, and their future depends on
our actions today.”

For more information:
Wendy Barth for Governor
P.O. Box 1234
Iowa City, IA 52244-1234

Wendy Barth, IAGP Candidate for Governor
Phone: 319-363-5345
E-Mail: iagp-campaign@usa.net

Rick Johnson, Media Coordinator and IAGP Candidate for Lt. Governor
Phone: 319-601-1364
E-Mail: seiowagreen@fastmail.fm


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At 4:50 PM, Blogger Sara said...

As a person who has lived across from a hog confinement, we didn't experience air or water quality problems. There are worse smells coming from "the small farmer" than there are confinements. It's unfortuate that you find it necessary to take votes away from the REAL candidates by spouting a bunch of liberal crap.


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