"New Mexico has passed some of the most progressive dairy-related water regulations in the West."
"Citizens have campaigned against dairy pollution in Idaho, Washington and California. Yet despite grassroots support for tighter controls, industry has largely succeeded in slowing or even loosening regulations. New Mexico's new rules may inspire other states to take the responsibility for limiting factory-farm pollution into their own hands, activists say."
Stephanie Paige Ogburn reports for High Country News in the November 28, 2011, issue.