Advocates tout suit in driving EPA’s CAFO scrutiny

January 24, 2023
Environmentalists are touting their 2021 lawsuit challenging EPA’s Trump-era decision to refrain from strengthening its Clean Water Act (CWA) rules governing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) as the driver for the agency’s just-announced decision to evaluate whether tougher rules are needed for the industry. “The commitment secured by the advocacy group represents the first time in fifteen years EPA will seriously scrutinize its factory farm regulations and the industry’s polluting impacts,” Food & Water Watch said in a Jan. 23...

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