EPA Slammed For Exempting Farms From Reporting

Law360, New York (September 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal legislators have accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of siding with “big agribusiness” by proposing a rule that exempts farms from reporting emissions of hazardous substances such as amonia and hydrogen sulfide from animal waste into the air.

“I can say with certainty that the Bush administration's plan to exempt industrial-sized animal feeding operations from air emissions reporting requirements is nothing more than a favor to Big Agribusiness at the expense of the public health and communities living near these facilities,” Representative John D. Dingell,...
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