The Susquehanna River should be clean enough that we can enjoy it. But here in York, the quality of the Susquehanna is threatened by manure and other pollution from giant factory farms.

Every year, giant factory farms send hundreds of millions of pounds of manure and other waste into our waters. Unfortunately, far too much finds its way into the Susquehanna.

Manure and other pollution devastates fish and wildlife. Nitrogen and phosphorous from manure cause massive algae blooms that suck oxygen from the water, leaving dead zones where wildlife suffocate to death.

To protect the Susquehanna, the EPA should issue strong standards that require all factory farms to control their pollution, so that we can protect Pennsylvania's waters.

Adam Garber

Field director

PennEnvironment