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Down the Wild Cape FearA River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina$
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Philip Gerard

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469602073

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469608129_Gerard

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Down the Wild Cape Fear
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Philip Gerard

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602073.003.0013

This chapter discusses a new twist to an old pollution source. According to Kemp, “Poultry CAFOs are making a push into North Carolina because they've been basically regulated out of other states.” Up on the Chesapeake Bay, regulators have cracked down on mass livestock operations, so they're moving down into North Carolina, where they are not regulated. Kemp explains: “The poultry farms are what they call ‘deemed permitted,’ so if you build a poultry farm, it is considered to be permitted without any permitting process at all.” Like many aspects of private enterprise, the distinction comes down to a technicality: Poultry farms produce a so-called dry litter rather than the wet litter of the hog operations. In the real life of the river, that distinction may not make much difference.

Keywords:   new twist, old pollution source, poultry CAFOs, North Carolina, Chesapeake Bay, dry litter, wet litter, poultry farm

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