Industry, Lawmakers Seek Air Rule Exemptions For Animal Farms

May 13, 2005
The agriculture industry is drafting a petition asking EPA to exempt some animal feeding operations from reporting air emissions under federal waste and air laws, at the same time that House lawmakers included similar language in EPA's spending bill. The actions come in the wake of major court decisions and settlements that suggest agriculture companies are liable under Superfund and the Clean Air Act for pollution from animal waste. A key senator is also pressing EPA to allow companies more...

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