Oregon mega-dairy sued by state for release of wastewater, by contractors for unpaid bills

The controversial Boardman-area mega-dairy that drew thousands of opponents as it prepared to open last April may be forced to close in the wake of state fines, enforcement actions and now a lawsuit.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture asked a Multnomah County judge late last month to temporarily stop the dairy's ability to create or discharge wastewater after eight months of non-stop permit violations.