Is Change in the Air?
The Jefferson City News Tribune , January 31, 2007, reported on a group of regulators, activists and livestock industry officials, called Odor Rule Stakeholders Workgroup, that met for the first time to consider changes to the state's odor regulations, last revised in 1999. One of the participants represented a group of Missouri homeowners, known as Citizens Legal Environmental Action Network (CLEAN), that recently won $4.5 million from Premium Standard's Farm for damages, due to stench. Some of the other participants included Missouri Agribusiness Association and Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The group is scheduled to meet monthly through July 2007, eventually proposing a rule change recommendation to the Missouri Air Conservation Commission.