EPA Defends Denial Of CAFO Petition, Citing Program’s ‘Holistic Evaluation’

May 28, 2024
EPA is urging a federal appeals court to uphold its denial of environmentalists’ 2017 petition seeking revised effluent limits for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), citing the agency’s choice to instead conduct a “holistic evaluation” of the program as a defense against plaintiffs’ claims that the agency’s denial is arbitrary and capricious. EPA filed a May 8 response to petitioner’s opening brief in the suit Food & Water Watch (F&WW), et al. v. EPA, et al. , before the U.S...


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