Counseled California dairy trade associations regarding greenhouse gas emissions anticipated from the development of new dairies. Strategized on addressing comments and concerns raised by the state attorney general’s office and others.
Represented the San Joaquin Valley dairy industry in recent high-profile litigation against the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District regarding newly enacted rules for the permitting and regulation of dairies under SB 700. Lawsuit resulted in a far-reaching settlement that will allow the dairy industry to participate with the district in developing regulations and permitting requirements that are based on the best available science. It also restricts the district from imposing certain regulatory requirements. We continue to represent the dairy industry as it works with the district towards the development and implementation of reasonable regulations.
Counseled the California dairy industry regarding the development and implementation of manure management protocols for the reduction of methane emissions and reporting of resulting carbon offsets.
For more information as to the services we provide to the Agribusiness Industry, please contact David E. Cranston.