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House lawmakers urge Congress to block AFO reporting

January 12, 2018
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging House leaders to preserve an amendment that was attached to the lower chamber's fiscal year 2018 spending bill for EPA and other agencies that would block a court mandate for animal feeding operations (AFOs) to report their emissions of hazardous air pollution under federal waste cleanup and community right-to-know laws. In a Jan. 9 letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), 87 House members lead by Rep...

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