EPA Releases Producer Information To Animal Rights Groups
Extensive list of CAFO and smaller livestock producers illegally
collected by EPA and handed to environmental action groups.
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Published: Feb 20, 2013
NCBA and the National Pork Producers Council are both furious with EPA
for handing extremist groups illegally gathered data on farmers who
operate confined animal feeding operations.
NCBA said early this week it was notified by the EPA that the agency had
been collecting information from states on CAFOs. The information was
requested by extremist groups, including Earth Justice, the Pew
Charitable Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council through a
Freedom of Information Act request and was given to them.
The information released by EPA covers livestock operations in more than
30 states, including many family farmers who feed less than 1,000 head
and are not subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act.
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