There are already far too many protections and allowances for the many CAFO’s in our state. A CAFO was proposed 2 years ago in Lakeville and our community rejected it. The CAFO would have released liquid manure into near surface groundwater. When stormwater reaches high levels in areas of near surface groundwater, karst, or other fragile lands, existing IDEM rules mandating manure lagoons to contain the waste are NOT adequate and the waste can overflow into nearby surface waters or groundwater. Methane emissions are huge from CAFO’s. A major contributor to climate change, methane is several times more of a concern than fossil fuel emissions….