Advocacy Alert

Utah, “Right to Farm” Is Really Right to Harm!

Utah, “Right to Farm” Is Really Right to Harm!

Legislation pending in the Utah State Senate includes harmful language that protects the interests of “Big Ag” over the rights of Utah’s people and animals. We urgently need your help to kill this bill.

As awareness of the devastating environmental impact of industrial farming grows, communities concerned about their health and wellbeing have taken action to combat these effects. Rather than reform their destructive practices, corporate agribusiness is responding by pushing "Right to Farm" laws.

These laws can prohibit local governments from enacting tougher agricultural standards and restrict the ability of citizens dispute changes to agricultural operations—even if an operation has expanded significantly or is employing practices that have serious impacts on air, water and overall quality of life for nearby communities.

If Senate Bill 93 passes, factory farms would be able to expand even further without ever having to consider the impacts these changes would have on the communities around them. The proposal makes this even more likely by greatly limiting who can dispute these expansions, limiting legal power to only residents who live within a half mile of the farm. 

The state should not allow factory farms to expand with total disregard for the wellbeing and health of local communities. Your voice of opposition will be crucial in stopping this bill from moving forward.

What You Can Do

Help us stop this dangerous bill from becoming law by using the form below to quickly contact your state senator and urge his or her opposition to S.B. 93.

This bill could be voted at any time, so please don’t delay. Thank you, Utah!