California Dairies Are Major Water Polluters and Regulation is Lax
California’s Central Valley is home to some of the state’s largest dairies, and in the Central Valley alone, cows generate the same amount of fecal waste as a city of 21
million people. Much of this fecal matter goes untreated and pollutes waterways.
Regulators are doing little to nothing to change this. Not only are the pollution levels frightening, but so too is the lack of care shown by the agency in charge of protecting groundwater supplies.