Neighbors Opposing a Polluted Environment (N.O.P.E.) is a non-profit organization serving rural residents, family farmers, and concerned Fulton County citizens who are committed to safeguarding and protecting public health in addition to restoring local control over where livestock-confinements are located and monitored.
Our mission is to empower citizens to understand their current rights, foster democratic processes, and sustain healthy communities.
We are dedicated to keeping our air clean, our water safe, and our Illinois communities alive and healthy. Our members search for up-to-date studies and investigations so we may educate citizens about the community, environmental, and human impacts of Concentrated Feeding Animal Operations (also called CAFOs).
Visit the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) or RESOURCES page to learn more about this issue.
We are currently opposing two CAFOs proposed for Fulton County. Click a button below to learn more about our efforts in each township!
Want to help?
Visit the TAKE ACTION page to learn how you can support our efforts or join our group.