Legal Developments Regarding North Carolina's Swine Farms

National Environmental Enforcement Journal National Association of Attorneys General, June 2005

12 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2013

See all articles by Ryke Longest

Ryke Longest

Duke University School of Law

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

North Carolina went from being a leader in free range hog-raising in the Eighteenth Century to being a leader in CAFO swine production in the Twentieth Century. The swine CAFO building boom of the 1980s and early 1990s led to a series of environmental disasters. In turn the General Assembly enacted restrictions on swine farm expansion while regulators and enforcement attorneys in the NC Department of Justice pursued enforcement actions against violators. Eventually, the N.C. Department of Justice entered into agreements funding technology development to replace swine waste lagoons.

Keywords: Swine Farms, Oceanview, Smithfield Foods

Suggested Citation

Longest, Ryke, Legal Developments Regarding North Carolina's Swine Farms (2005). National Environmental Enforcement Journal National Association of Attorneys General, June 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2217601

Ryke Longest (Contact Author)

Duke University School of Law ( email )

210 Science Drive
Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
89
Abstract Views
466
Rank
527,741
PlumX Metrics