Cases

McKiver v. Murphy-Brown

Hundreds of mostly Black and brown community members in Eastern North Carolina won a series of mass action lawsuits against Smithfield for the public nuisance caused by factory hog farms. It was a historic victory. Smithfield’s farms produce copious amounts of animal waste, burdening neighbors…

NCEJN’s Environmental Justice Toolbox

The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network’s  toolbox allows you to explore tools, papers, publications, and much more to support work in environmental justice.

Combatting Factory Farms in Your Community

This guide is an introduction to steps you can take to combat the harms of factory farms in your community as industrial-scale animal agriculture expands across the United States, resulting in more communities who suffer from existing factory farms or face industry proposals to site…

Indiana Right to Farm

Like many other states, Indiana has a “Right-to-Farm” statute, meant to codify the coming to the nuisance doctrine—so city-dwellers cannot move to rural lands and demand farms change their operations. Corporate agribusiness has, however, been pushing efforts to expand the scope of these laws to…

Mountaire

“For years, I’ve been trying to figure out what was the cause of my son dying of an asthma attack. They’re saying it’s going to cost millions and millions and millions of dollars to fix the problem. . . . They let it go on…