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Posted inEnvironmental Health

Environmentalists continue battle with lawmakers, pork industry over biogas from hog waste

By Greg Barnes North Carolina’s environmental regulators approved water quality permits last month that will allow four Smithfield Foods’ hog farms in Sampson and Duplin counties to continue their plans to turn hog waste into renewable energy. Those plans are part of an agreement between Smithfield and Dominion Energy — through a joint venture called […]