Factory Farms are undermining our rights to clean water and air. The Clean Water Commission is a 7-member citizens’ board which holds the authority in Missouri to implement the federal Clean Water Act and Missouri Clean Water Law and certify factory farm permits. A new state law (HB 1713) has removed the legal requirement for public representation on this Commission. While no longer required, the governor can choose to appoint members of the public to this important commission instead of special interests such as the concentrated corporate agriculture industry.
Take action through the online form below to contact the Governor. Learn more! Watch our video on how the factory farm lobby undermined the integrity of our Clean Water Commission through the Missouri legislature.
Read our Clean Water Reflections blog piece for more a in-depth overview Connecting the Dots: The evolving saga in the link between the Clean Water Commission and factory farms.