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EPA Rule Exempts Farms From EPCRA Reporting, Teeing Up New Suit

June 04, 2019
EPA June 4 issued its final rule exempting animal feeding operations (AFOs) from air emissions reporting requirements under emergency response and community right-to-know law, a policy that will tee up fresh litigation from environmentalists who are already suing over the agency’s informal guidance on the issue. “EPA is allowing meat factories to avoid reporting their toxic air emissions despite a clear statutory mandate to do so. The rule is illegal, and an affront to rural communities that have every right...

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