Weekly Focus

Biden EPA Faces Pressure To End Debate On Regulating AFO Emissions

May 6, 2021
The Biden administration is facing pressure to resolve a long-running debate over whether and how EPA should regulate animal feeding operations’ (AFOs) emissions of hazardous gases, criteria air pollutants and the greenhouse gas methane, with some states and Congress grappling with either pursuing or blocking AFO air rules. EPA has never regulated AFO emissions under the Clean Air Act, despite longstanding pressure to do so from environmentalists. The agency has for more than a decade been studying emissions from various...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive environmental policy reporting.