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E-M:/ Award in search of a nominee

Enviro-Mich message from Gary Stock <gstock@net-link.net>

I'm tempted to launch a most-sarcastic-nomination contest:


   CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection
   Agency Region 5 announced it is seeking nominations for new annual
   regional awards to recognize concentrated animal feeding operations
   (CAFOs) that make outstanding efforts to protect water quality. The
   awards are intended to encourage effective environmental management 
   of such facilities.

   "Managers of feedlots have an important role to play in protecting
   water quality," said Jo-Lynn Traub, EPA Regional Water Division 
   Director.  "EPA will recognize leaders in the industry who demonstrate
   exceptional environmental stewardship through innovative pollution 
   prevention and management and treatment of waste at their facilities."

   The Water Resources Stewardship Award for CAFOs is open to beef, 
   dairy, swine and poultry concentrated animal feeding operations in 
   Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. 
   Individuals, agricultural organizations and agribusinesses may 
   nominate potential award winners to the water quality contact at
   their state environmental agency by mid-January 2007. Award 
   recipients will be selected and notified by EPA by March 30, 2007.

It seems that by definition no legitimate nominees exist -- presuming
that the only truly "outstanding effort" would be to close themselves down...

If any CAFO truly _doesn't_ suck, someone needs to nominate them!

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