Has your county passed the Master Matrix resolution?
It’s that time of year again. County supervisors must pass the Master Matrix resolution every year by January 31st. They HAVE TO pass this resolution to have the power to recommend factory farms for denial. We know the Master Matrix is broken but, it is one of the tools counties have. We also know it is time for supervisors to take a stronger stance. That’s why CCI members across the state are taking two steps:
Step #1: Tell your county supervisors to pass the Master Matrix Resolution. This has to be passed and submitted to the DNR by January 31st, 2019.
Want protections from a factory farm moving next door? The Master Matrix resolution gives supervisors the ability to recommend factory farms for denial.
The Master Matrix resolution must be passed every year. Make sure your county does it by January 31st, 2019.
Already 29 counties have passed the Master Matrix resolution. Check out the map below to see if that includes your county.
Figure 1: counties that have passed the Master Matrix Resolution and sent it in to the DNR as of January 3, 2019.
Step #2: Tell your county supervisors to pass a Moratorium Resolution.
You and I both know the Master Matrix is broken. It is no substitute for local control, and we have too many factory farms. What we really need is a moratorium. Tell your county supervisors to pass a non binding moratorium resolution to send a strong message to elected officials that enough is enough.
These non binding resolutions send a powerful message to the state legislature. Tell your supervisors to pass a moratorium resolution by March 8th the legislatures “first funnel”. A key day during the legislative session, this will show widespread support for our Moratorium bill.
Twenty three counties have passed a resolution calling for stronger regulations, local control and even a moratorium on factory farms. Check out the map below to see if your county has passed a moratorium resolution.
Figure 2: counties that have passed a resolution calling for a moratorium, local control or stronger permitting standards.
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