Cases

Petition to EPA: Industrial Agriculture is a Climate Polluter

Industrial agriculture is a major driver of climate change. However, the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to treat the industry like the climate polluter it is. That is why Public Justice led 25 climate, environmental justice, and rural community groups representing over 2.4 million members…

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…