One of the tools that communities have in the fight against unwanted factory farms is the master matrix, a scoring system for proposed sites that the builder must pass. The master matrix is a flawed tool, but it provides communities a minimal level of protection against factory farms being built in their communities.
However, each county Board of Supervisors must pass the master matrix each year before January 31st. So far, 84 counties have passed the master matrix. Below, you can find all these counties shaded in yellow (click the image to make it larger).
3 simple steps to passing the Master Matrix in your county:
1) Call your County Supervisors and ask them to put it on the next Supervisor meeting agenda if they haven’t already;
2) If they have passed the Master Matrix already, make sure they sent a copy to the DNR – they have to do this before January 31st or it doesn’t count; and
3) Call CCI at 515-282-0484 and let us know so we can keep track and make sure every county passes the Master Matrix!
These counties still need to pass the Master Matrix for 2014:
If you live in any of the counties listed above and you care about protecting your air, water, and quality of life, call CCI at (515) 282-0484 to find out how you can get your supervisors to pass the matrix today.
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Factory farm proposing to build near you? Have concerns about an existing facility?
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