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March 2, 2018

Oregon wants to close mega-dairy over water

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The state wants to shut down Oregon's newest mega-dairy over allegations it has repeatedly endangered nearby drinking water.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture sued Lost Valley Farm near Boardman last week citing a history of environmental violations by the facility, The Statesman Journal reported Wednesday. The lawsuit asks for a permanent injunction prohibiting the farm from producing more wastewater — a move that would effectively shut down operations.

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