GOP Bill Seeks To End EPA Air Surveillance Over Farms

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT) -- A Republican House representative on Tuesday proposed legislation to end aerial surveillance of agricultural lands by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of its Clean Water Act enforcement activities, calling the process invasive and a waste of taxpayer money.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and titled the Farmer's Privacy Act of 2012, would ban any EPA surveillance activities from the air unless the EPA has received voluntary written consent from landowners, has provided public notice or has shown a court it...
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