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Re: E-M:/ Brochure cuts down complaints from new rural residents

The brochures are very clever. They also point up a little-known Michigan law titled "The Right to Farm Act" that was passed in 1981 to counter complaints of city-folk to settled next to farm land. 

Unfortunately CAFOs have also made good use of the act to squelch objections of communities that were established before the CAFO moved in. This is a case of a the principle of unintended consequences: a right-headed law that made sense in 1981, but that is being used as a corporate weapon today.  

On Dec 2, 2007 10:15 PM, < HAMILTREEF@aol.com > wrote:
A brochure that smells like manure is starting to pay off.  Developed by the Ottawa County Planning Commission in 2004, the short document explains the realities of living in rural areas.  Four years and 9,000 brochures later, the results have been encouraging.

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