Goldsboro Public Hearing: CAFOs General Permit

October 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Are you impacted by the smells, air, and water quality concerns from concentrated animal feeding operations? Do you feel it is unjust that North Carolina’s environmental regulations surrounding hog, poultry, and dairy production regularly promote industry more than they protect our communities?

The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is holding a series of public hearings across North Carolina, seeking public comments on a new General Permit regulating:

We invite you to attend the public hearing nearest you to share your story and urge state regulators to protect clean air, clean water, and healthy families:

6 PM on October 5, 2023
James Sprunt Community College
133 James Sprunt Drive, Kenansville, NC 28349

6 PM on October 10, 2023
Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534

6 PM on October 24, 2023
Statesville Civic Center
300 S. Center St., Statesville, NC 28677

6 PM on October 26, 2023
Click here for the Virtual Meeting Link
and Comments Sign-up Form

Nobody should have to live with feces or urine in their air and drinking water. Yet this is an unfortunate reality near industrial-scale hog farms that spray untreated waste into the surrounding environment, posing huge health risks for nearby communities.

To adequately protect public health, NC DEQ must ensure new permitting requirements for CAFOs include:

  1. Transparent recordkeeping & reporting
  2. Safer waste management technology
  3. Monitoring of health & environmental impacts



October 10, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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NC Department of Environmental Quality
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Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, 27534 United States
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