In a comment on an earlier post, Inalienable Wrights wonders whether the widespread use of fracking is not more about destroying the countryside and rendering it unfit for habitation than it is about accessing buried natural gas. And one might well wonder the same about the predations of regulatory agencies like Wisconsin’s DATCP. Are they really more about destroying the rural economy than protecting anyone’s health or well-being?
“Last February, a Wisconsin judge imposed a temporary injunction prohibiting Arlin Bender from slaughtering cattle and pigs on behalf of neighboring farmers, at the request of the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). In July, the judge followed up by extending the injunction for a year.
At a hearing on Monday, the judge will hear arguments that his orders have been a serious violation of Wisconsin law. Continue reading