Regulating Massive Animal Farms

From the State Capitol:  Imagine finding out that your county government just approved a massive hog farming operation opening up next to your home, where thousands of hogs would be raised, complete with the massive accumulation of hog waste.

Locals from around Illinois share their stories of how this happened to them, when a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation opened next door with little to no advanced notice. They are joined by Sen Dave Koehler (D) on his bill that would require enhanced regulation of such large-scale animal farms, that opponents say destroy local land values, and can pollute ground water, from the large accumulation of animal feces.