Laramie County Commissioners Adopt New Rules for CAFOs

Yesterday commissioners changed the minimum setback distance from three miles to one mile, clearing the way for a high-density horse feeding operation near Burns, WY and silencing the voices of those opposed to the facility.

The new setback will be subject to odor propagation modeling.  If the tool says adverse effects will spread beyond the one-mile radius, affected landowners will be added to the stakeholder group.

The amendment was approved unanimously, according to a report posted this morning by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The hearing begins at 08:32 in this video.

The proposed facility, with a capacity of 5,000 wild horses on 80 acres, will be operated on behalf of the BLM.

RELATED: Laramie County Commissioners Meet Tomorrow.

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