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Lynn Henning Wins Anti-Pollution 'Green Nobel' Prize

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: • References: goldmanprize.org & csmonitor
Family farmer and activist Lynn Henning received the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize--sometimes called the 'Green Nobel'--for her work to expose the polluting practices of livestock factory farms in rural Michigan. Henning’s efforts spurred the EPA into issuing hundreds of citations for water quality violations.

Lynn Henning began speaking out against the practices of factory farms in 2000. She followed up by collecting water samples and gathering information about pollution but found state officials were unresponsive. She was also harassed: run off the road, received dead animals on her porch, and her mailbox was blown up. Eventually, she was able to collect a body of evidence that could not be ignored.

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