Waterkeepers Turn Up the Heat

turn-up-the-heatThe Waterkeeper Alliance has just released nine new videos attacking North Carolina hog farmers. So why has the Waterkeeper suddenly gone into overdrive?Well, the answer may be politics.To put it as bluntly as possible: The Waterkeepers want to pressure newly elected officials to pile on even more regulations that will hurt North Carolina hog farmers.When it comes to hog farmers, North Carolina already has the toughest regulations in the nation. The Waterkeepers can holler at the top of their lungs that hog farmers are “polluting,” but Hurricane Matthew proved that the Waterkeepers are dead wrong.State reports showed that 99.5% of the hog farms weathered the storm without a spill or a leak. That proves the tough regulations passed by the state over the past decade worked. Here’s a video that tells a story about how one farmer complied with those regulations.[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://ncfarmfamilies.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/james-blog.mp4"][/video]There has been a lot of criticism lately in the media about “fake news stories” on the Internet. These new videos are more “fake news” – compliments of the Waterkeepers.It’s all just politics, of course. The hard part is, when the Waterkeepers play politics, hard working farmers get hurt.