Industry Backs EPA’s CAFO Denial, Seeing Petitioners’ Claims As ‘Meritless’

June 13, 2024
Agriculture industry groups are backing EPA’s denial of environmentalists’ 2017 petition seeking revised effluent limits for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), charging that petitioners’ arguments are meritless as they wrongly assert that EPA’s CAFO program undermines its Clean Water Act (CWA) duties, among other issues. The groups, who are intervening in the litigation on EPA’s behalf, filed a June 7 answering brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to deny environmentalists’ petition for review given that...

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